Coldplay At Glastonbury 2011 – Review

Who: Coldplay

Where and When: Pyramid Stage, Saturday.

Vibe: Playing the new material from their forthcoming fifth studio album, including ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, Coldplay’s third go as headliners at Worthy Farm seemed to be a test for Chris Martin and co. With a set that included the big guns ‘Yellow’ and ‘In My Place’, as well as most fans’ first chance to hear the new tracks live, they pulled off a great Saturday night headline set. And it was done without too much Chris Martin cheese.

Coldplay at Glastonbury – full gig report and setlist


Best bit: ‘Yellow’. At Glastonbury. Just brilliant.

Low point: The lager-spilling, cigarette-burn-inducing, loud-mouthing idiots that we were stood next to for most of it.

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Banter: Chris Martin: “Beautiful, wonderful Glastonbury, thank you for having us, we’re glad the sun came out for you and you stuck around to see us.”

Verdict: Emily Eavis said that Chris Martin would “do anything for Glastonbury” after he convinced Beyonce to play Worthy Farm this year – and you could see how much the festival means to the band during their live show. A great set of the classics and some of the new tracks, and not too many Chris Martin cheese moments/air punches/odd marching band outfits. Even the doubters seemed to enjoy it.

Rating: 9/10

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