Beyonce hails Coldplay at T In The Park

Queen B had no sour grapes about playing second fiddle to Brit indie heroes

Beyonce hailed Coldplay as “some of my favourite people in the world” as she returned to the UK festival circuit at T In The Park tonight (July 9).

The R&B megastar took a supporting slot to the band at the Scottish festival, but her show was no less charged than her iconic headline performance at Glastonbury last month.

Backed by an all-female band and flanked by her backing singer trio The Mamas and dressed in black sequins, a clearly moved Beyonce took her second UK festival appearance in her stride.


Opening with her signature tune ‘Crazy In Love’, Beyonce delivered an edited version of that show. She presented a medley of Destiny’s Child hits that also featured her Lady Gaga duet ‘Telephone’. Like at Glastonbury, she delivered rapturously received covers of ‘The Beautiful Ones’ by Prince, ‘Sex On Fire’ by Kings Of Leon and ‘At Last’ by Etta James, before she compelling the audience to take the lead vocal on ‘Irreplaceable’.

In an echo of her Worthy Farm performance last month, she finished with ‘Halo’, walking down to the barrier and taking the hands of the fans on the front row.

Opening her show, she declared: “I want you to forget about all your drama and all your troubles and get lost in this music tonight!”

Beyonce played:

‘Crazy In Love’
‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’
‘Naughty Girl’
‘Baby Boy’
‘The Beautiful Ones’
‘Sex On Fire’
‘Best Thing I Never Had’
‘Independent Women’ / ‘Bootylicious’ / ‘Bug-A-Boo’ / ‘Telephone’ / ‘Say My Name’ / ‘Jumpin’ Jumpin” / ‘Survivor’
‘At Last’


NME.COM is coming live from the T In The Park and Sonisphere this weekend. Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/t-in-the-park and NME.COM/festivals/sonisphere for news, blogs, photo galleries and video interviews from both sites.

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