Quartet will become the first band ever to top the bill at Worthy Farm four times, and are also set to play a world stadium tour including four nights at Wembley
Coldplay have been announced as the Sunday night headliners for this year’s Glastonbury festival. The four-piece will become the first act ever to headline the event at Worthy Farm in Somerset four times, having previously topped the bill in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Their 2011 appearance was voted the top Glastonbury moment of all time by radio listeners.
The Glastonbury show is to be Coldplay’s only festival appearance of the summer, but fans feeling the need to watch them in the open air among tens of thousands of other people should not despair – the group are playing stadium shows around the world throughout spring and summer 2016, including two nights at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, one at Hampden Park in Glasgow and four at Wembley Stadium in London.
It’s proven to be a high-profile start to the year for Coldplay. They recently played the halftime show at the Super Bowl, albeit only to be upstaged by Beyoncé, and on Wednesday night will be presented with the godlike genius award at the NME awards, as well as appearing at the Brit awards next week, where they have been nominated for best British album and best British group. Their most recent album, A Head Full of Dreams, has topped the charts in more than 90 countries.
The event takes place from Thursday 23 June to Sunday 26 June. There is no news as yet on other headliners for Glastonbury, though Adele and Beyoncé have both been suggested as possible bill-toppers.
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This article was written by Guardian music, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 16th February 2016 13.09 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010