With Coldplay’s announcement last week that they would be performing six intimate shows in total around the world in support of their upcoming new album, fans of the group are hoping that the six show are not the only ones. This morning, Coldplay fans in the United Kingdom were given good news; they will be performing ta this year’s BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
The free show takes place is Glasgow Green On May 24 and 25 with Coldplay performing that Saturday, the 24th. The news came when the band were at the radio station to perform a few songs including a new one titled “Ocean.”
“We’re very thrilled to be asked, thank you so much… We’re all pleased to be here, I speak for everyone when I say that,” said frontman Chris Martin.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been asked to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow this year. Playing in Glasgow is always so much fun and Radio 1 have always been wonderful to us so it couldn’t really be any better!” drummer Will Champion followed up.
Also performing at the annual event will be Pharrell Williams, The 1975, Paolo Nutini and Rita Ora. The weekend will officially begin on Friday, May 23 with Radio 1 personalities, Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Zane Lowe and Danny Howard, hosting a massive party with a line-up of DJs.
But if you are thinking about heading over to Glasgow for the show in an attempt to get into the event, sadly all 50,000 tickets that were available for the show were given out in just 35 minutes. It’s not Lollapalooza speed, but still, that’s something. As of now, the full line-up for the show has not been revealed, but according to source, it should be revealed sometime this month.
For now, listen to the live version of their new song “Ocean” from Ghost Stories.