Michael Eavis requested the band personally
During Coldplay‘s Glastonbury set encore, Chris Martin said that they would be taking a request from Instagram.
A video of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis was projected, with Eavis stating that often people ask him who he would love to play the festival.
He replied that “most of them are dead now” but one that he’s always wanted is The Bee Gees because they have “lovely songs”.
Chris Martin told the crowd that he could do one better and bring out an actual Bee Gee, before introducing Barry Gibb.
The pair proceeded to cover ‘To Love Somebody’ with a special, stripped-back acoustic performance before launching into a full band performance of ‘Staying Alive’.
Robin Gibb passed away on March 20 2012 following a long battle with cancer. Maurice Gibb died on January 12 2003 due to cardiac arrest.