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[25-June-2011] Coldplay @ Glastonbury festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK


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As with their earlier European festival performances, the whirling Charlie Brown was the standout new song, a definite advance on the still forgettable Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, even if the lyrics were guff about "running wild" and "glowing in the dark."


It's like they're reading my mind.

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I don't get how Chris fucked up "Us Against the World"

The only thing I heard that was wrong was Will sang "Like a river to a rainbow" and Chris started laughing... :laugh3:


I'd call stopping the song to re-do a verse a 'fuck-up'.But it was a typical charming Coldplay fuck-up and everyone smiled and laughed!! I thought it was the most 'human' part of the whole gig,lol. :lol:


Had to listen to the whole thing over...it was just THAT amazing!! :D

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NME's Review of Coldplay at Glastonbury 2011


Who: Coldplay


Where and When: Pyramid Stage, Saturday.


Vibe: Playing the new material from their forthcoming fifth studio album, including 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall', Coldplay's third go as headliners at Worthy Farm seemed to be a test for Chris Martin and co. With a set that included the big guns 'Yellow' and 'In My Place', as well as most fans' first chance to hear the new tracks live, they pulled off a great Saturday night headline set. And it was done without too much Chris Martin cheese.


Best bit: 'Yellow'. At Glastonbury. Just brilliant.


Low point: The lager-spilling, cigarette-burn-enducing, loud-mouthing idiots that we were stood next to for most of it.


Banter: Chris Martin: "Beautiful, wonderful Glastonbury, thank you for having us, we're glad the sun came out for you and you stuck around to see us."


Verdict: Emily Eavis said that Chris Martin would "do anything for Glastonbury" after he convinced Beyonce to play Worthy Farm this year - and you could see how much the festival means to the band during their live show. A great set of the classics and some of the new tracks, and not too many Chris Martin cheese moments/air punching/odd marching band outfits. Even the doubters seemed to enjoy it.


Rating: 9/10



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Coldplay Play Third Headline Slot at Glastonbury (Spinner review)


In this year's battle of the Glastonbury headliners, the old guard vs newcomers roles were reversed. U2 may be the elder statesmen of communal stadium rock, but they were wet behind the ears new boys when it came to headlining Worthy Farm. Coldplay, one of many bands in U2s stadium wake were the band to be contended with here. On Saturday night they took to the Pyramid Stage as headliners for the third time.


Chris Martin and co.'s strong relationship with the festival started in 1999 -- they only headlined in 2002 after they agreed to play the local village fete the year before to help festival organiser Michael Eavis out of a tight spot. So you could have been forgiven for thinking headlining wouldn't have given them too many butterflies in the stomach, but then there was the spectre of U2's bloody-minded debut the night before; fierce, and with something to prove.


With fireworks wrupting at their entrance, Coldplay alunched into new song 'MX,' a song that bears more than a little of the urgent DNA of Arcade Fire.


The start was a mix of old and new, with 'Yellow' rubbing shoulders with another new cut, 'Major Minor' and 'Lost!' and 'The Scientist' leading to a particularly grungey but splendid 'Shiver,' with Martin saying at the end, "That was the first song we ever played at Glastonbury." Maybe Coldplay had been taking some notes from U2 in how to suff up their back catalogue. 'Politik', too, was particularly loose-limbed and lusty.


The question everyone was asking beforehand was would Martin's mate Jay-Z make it to the stage. After all, his missus Beyoncé is playing Sunday. TV footage showed them singing along to 'Viva La Vida' in the pit. That's one thing U2 didn't seem to have...


Coldplay are sometime half-jokingly referred to as the Pyramid Stage House Band. After a night which cemented their special place around the Glastonbury table, expect another Eavis invite soon.



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Coldplay are red hot at Glasto


COLDPLAY are to festivals what Michael Eavis is to beards. The cynics can say what they like - Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman belong at the top of the bill on the Pyramid Stage. They know how to do it - a nod to Jay-Z before they come on with 99 Problems blaring out, some fireworks, a new song then BANG... Yellow. The band have rehearsed like demons to be ready for the gig. And it showed. They are always tight live, but this was special. The paper butterflies blew into the crowd during In My Place - with over 100k in tthe audience in full voice. It was beautiful. Chris said: "Forgive us for playing some new songs. One day they will be your favourites."


The new songs fiitted in seamlessly, but the big hits sent Worthy Farm into orbit. U2 might have 30 years experience - but there is no doubt their natural suitor is already in place. Chris said: "Thank you for giving us the best job in the world." Not a problem.


Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/festivals/3659804/Coldplay-are-red-hot-at-Glasto.html#ixzz1QN7H4WgY









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Coldplay wow Glastonbury with headlining set


Glastonbury crowds on Saturday night with a triumphant headlining set on the Pyramid Stage. The band kicked off the show with new song ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ and thrilled fans with an accompanying firework display.


Streams of coloured paper also fell from the roof during ‘In My Place’. As he sang the closing lines of the song, Chris Martin laid down in the paper. “Please forgive us for playing some new songs,” he said. “Someday they will be your favourites.”


The band used guitars that had been customised, ranging from electric ones painted in different colours with writing, to an acoustic which was painted dark with lettering. After performing ‘Shiver’, Chris Martin said that it was the first song that they ever played at Glastonbury, during their first appearance at the festival in 1999.


Before beginning new song ‘Us Against The World’, the frontman added: “Let’s imagine that this is about two young people camping. They’re covered in mud, but they love each other and they’re happy and they’re still here waving their flags.”


After leaving the stage for a few minutes upon finishing ‘Life Is For Living’, Coldplay returned and kicked off their encore with ‘Clocks’. Chris Martin sat by the piano to cover ‘What a Wonderful World,’ swapping out the lyrics to relate it to the festival. Their set was capped off with a quiet performance of ‘Fix You’. Illuminated in yellow light, Chris Martin led the crowd in a singalong, before the band joined in and more fireworks exploded. They closed their set with new single ‘Every Teardrop Is Like A Waterfall’.



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