Announcing the beginning of their comeback with already confirmed headline sets at a number of UK festivals, it now looks likely Coldplay will be adding a headline show at Hyde Park in London this summer, according to reports from Stereoboard on Friday.
As part of the promotional push for the upcoming release of their fifth studio album, Coldplay have already been announced as a headliners for 15 festivals so far, including Glastonbury, T in the Park and Oxegen as well as Rock AM Ring in Germany and Pinkpop in Holland.
Hyde Park already has an impressive list of shows confirmed for this summer including Arcade Fire and Kings Of Leon as well as Hard Rock Calling which features Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi as headliners. More on this news story is at the Coldplay Live forum now.
There are two Hyde Park gigs, a one off concert on the 30th June that the Arcade Fire are playing at, but Coldplay will be in Poland on that day. The other is Hard Rock Calling, on 24-26 June. Rod Stewart is headlining the Saturday, Bon Jovi on the Sunday. No headliner has been announced yet on the Friday. Which means 24th June is the only day Coldplay could play, which is one night before their Glastonbury performance.
Coldplay won't play any new material at any of their summer headline festival slots, if recent reports are to be believed. Coldplay, who are due to put out their long-awaited fifth studio album later this year, are said to be holding off on performing any new material until the record's release in autumn. "There definitely won't be anything new before Glastonbury and their summer dates," a source recently told the Daily Star.
Coldplay last played in Hyde Park during the Live8 festival on July 2nd, 2005:
It's massive! Hyde Park during the Live8 festival