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    BBC: Coldplay Organising Knebworth Gig

    chrisq2008.jpgColdplay are planning to play a massive one-off gig in the grounds of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, the BBC confirm.


    Chris Martin revealed the news exclusively to Zane Lowe on Radio 1 on Thursday night. Though no arrangements have been confirmed, the frontman explained that Coldplay are trying to book a show at the site. In 1996 Oasis played two shows in the grounds, while Robbie Williams played three in 2003.


    Martin explained to the DJ: "We're trying to book a place that rhymes with Blebworth. We realised there's a lot of people who don't like us in Britain but, you know, they don't have to come."


    However, the singer revealed Coldplay aren't out to beat Robbie Williams' three-night run, which saw an estimated 375,000 people attend. "We're not gonna do three [nights], Robbie did three," he explained. "We'd be happy with one. Then the next day can be some kind of caravan conference."

    Chris Martin also played the band's collaboration with Jay-Z on the radio for the first time. The rapper has contributed a verse to Lost+, a new version of the band's song Lost! from their 2008 album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.


    The track is set to appear on their forthcoming EP Prospekt's March and the download of the Lost! single. The new version features Jay-Z contributing a rap, mentioning The Notorious B.I.G., Jesus and Judas, after the second chorus.


    "That's the first time I've ever enjoyed a Coldplay song," Martin explained after the playback.


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