Coldplay to headline Glastonbury for the fourth time

Fresh from their performance at the Super Bowl’s Half-Time show, Coldplay have been announced as the Sunday night headliners for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The band announced the news this morning by tweeting a picture of the Pyramid stage in mid-construction, alongside a sign saying “Sunday June 26”, using imagery from their new album.

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Coldplay are the first headliners to be announced for this year’s festival, which takes place from June 22-26. They are the first act to headline four times, having previously headlined in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Their 2011 set was voted the Top Glastonbury Moment of the event’s long history by BBC Radio listeners.

According to the Glastonbury website, this will be Coldplay’s only festival show during their ‘A Head Full Of Dreams Tour’ this year.

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Check out their performance of ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ from their last headline slot in 2011 below.


Written by Katrina Rees

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