Coldplay announce 'End Of Decade' charity auction

Instruments, tour equipment, costumes and platinum discs all up for sale

Coldplay's name was donated by them by a fellow student at UCL, who had been using it for his group but didn't want it anymore because he found it too depressing. Had he not given up the name, Coldplay might have been called Starfish or Stepney Green. Interesting fact: Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley also studied at UCL - in fact, he was invited to join the fledgling Coldplay, but turned the offer down. Pic: Tom Oxley
Coldplay have revealed details of an 'End of Decade Clearout Sale' to help raise money for the charity Kids Company.

Beginning on December 17 on Ebay, the auction will see the band sell everything from instruments and stage equipment, to costumes from the 'Viva La Vida' tour, to signed platinum discs, posters and much more.

"Over the past 10 years we've accumulated a lot of guitars, keyboards, amps, posters, platinum discs and all sorts of nostalgia," the band wrote on their website Coldplay.com "All proceeds will go to Kids Company, an incredible charity that helps vulnerable children and young people in London," they added.

Running till 5pm (GMT) on December 31, the auction also includes many items from the early part of the band's career, with a catalogue of all the items up for sale due to be released soon.

For more information, please visit Coldplay.com

As well as the sale, the band also found time to make a promo video for the auction, which can be seen below:

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