Coldplay have 'dreamed' of headlining Glastonbury music festival since being children, and admit nerves are already mounting for this weekend's performance, Jonny Buckland has revealed, in the latest interview.
Coldplay will headline the festival at Worthy Farm on Saturday and according to ContactMusic, and admitted nerves are already mounting in anticipation of the event, which they believe is 'the mother' of all music events. Guitarist Jonny Buckland said: "It's the ultimate festival, the mother of all festivals, the peak, and the one we dreamed of playing when we were kids. I'm already feeling nervous!"
The band will appear alongside fellow headliners Beyonce Knowles and U2 over the course of the festival and Jonny joked they are hoping the latter play a set which allows them to eclipse them in terms of performance. He added to NME magazine: "We're hoping they'll do a B-sides and rarities set. With no lights. At least we're definitely taller than U2, by about a foot."
Meanwhile, according to Reuters, Will Champion told BBC, the festival's official media partner: "It's one of the few shows that we'll get really nervous about. When we're doing our own stuff there's a very set routine... at a festival it's different."
Chris Martin had already compared receiving the phone call from Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis asking them to perform to being "asked to dance" by 'Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Earlier in the year he joked: "It was like getting asked to dance by Robert Pattinson if you're a young girl."
ALSO: It has been confirmed just now that Coldplay's headline performance at this weekend's Glastonbury festival will be broadcast live around the world. This just in from Coldplay.com: We're pleased to report that you'll be able to experience Coldplay's headline set on Glastonbury's Pyarmid Stage on Saturday (June 25th) wherever in the world you are. In the UK, the show - which begins at 10.15pm UK time - will be broadcast live on TV, on BBC2 and BBC HD. The show will also be shown live on Germany's ZDF Kultur channel and Brazil's Multishow. Meanwhile, in America, the show will make history by becoming the first Glastonbury concert to be broadcast in full on US television, when it airs on VH1 and Palladia, at 10pm ET/PT. A portion of the show will also be broadcast live on the radio - and you can listen online, wherever you are. Head to BBC Radio 2 or BBC 6 Music to hear it. We're very pleased that you'll all be able to be a part of what we hope will be a special evening. Anchorman.
More pictures of Coldplay at Heineken Jammin' Festival, Venice, Italy (9th June 2011) :
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