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Coachella 2013: Blur to close Friday night's Weekend 2 show

By Mikael Wood

7:27 PM EDT, April 17, 2013

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One of the best performances Pop & Hiss took in over the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was Blur's smart, wide-ranging set last Friday night on the main stage.

And one of the worst? The Stone Roses' rambling jam-a-thon, which came directly after Blur's show yet went down in front of a crowd roughly one-fifth the size.

Evidently we're not the only ones who noticed that audience migration, either: For the second installment of the festival, which runs Friday to Sunday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, the two reunited Britpop acts will swap places, according to official set times posted on the Coachella's website.

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The Stone Roses are now scheduled to play Friday at 9:55 p.m., followed by Blur at 11:35 p.m.

A representative for Goldenvoice, which presents the festival,  had no comment regarding the switch.

[Updated at 4:45 p.m., April 17, 2013:] In addition to the adjustment described above, Coachella's Weekend 2 will now take place minus the Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, whose singer Simon Neil "has been struggling with a serious respiratory problem," according to a statement issued Wednesday by the group's record label.

Warner Bros. said Biffy Clyro had canceled the remainder of its North American tour and will return home after Neil was "advised by doctors that he was endangering his long-term health if he chose to continue performing on this run."

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