UPDATE: Coldplay have now confirmed the two festivals below, as well as confirming their headline slot at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil as was rumoured on Coldplaying two weeks ago. [thanks SarahSchimidt]
According to European radio and newspaper sources (and now the official site) today, Coldplay will be headlining the Rock Werchter and Pinkpop Landgraaf festivals in Belgium and Netherlands respectively, around June 2011. Pinkpop's organisers have set a date of Saturday June 11th, and according to the Metro newspaper, festival organiser Jan Smeets said: "It is still unclear what form the concert will take - they want a second stage somewhere on the field." Coldplay last played in 2009 in the Netherlands when they played two concerts in Goffertpark in Nijmegen. The presale for Pinkpop 2011 starts on Saturday, March 19.
Meanwhile Rock Wercheter have announced on their website that Coldplay are the main act on Saturday, July 2nd. Rock Werchter 2011 will take place at Werchter's Festival Park from Thursday June 30 to Sunday July 3. Tickets for Rock Werchter 2011 go on sale on Saturday December 4 at 9am. Other headliners include Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon and The Chemical Brothers. [thanks Carlaatje & doritji]]
Coldplay's fifth album is due out in 2011, but no other details have been announced. We do expect that the band will support the release with a world tour. Already, they’re confirmed to headline the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. More details concerning, well, everything once they become available.
Pictures of Coldplay filming Christmas Lights on 25th November 2010 (courtesy of Just Jared)