The frontman dropped to his knees and kissed the ground as the band made their entrance
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin kissed the Pyramid Stage floor as the band made their way on stage for their Glastonbury headline set.
As his bandmates walked out ahead of him, the singer dropped to his knees and kissed the stage before getting up and striding out to start the band’s set.
Watch footage of the start of their performance below.
The group opened up their set with a playback of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic speech from the 1940 film The Great Dictator.
The film tells the story of a Jewish barber played by Chaplin, who spends years in an army hospital, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel also played by Chaplin.
The speech begins: “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that.”