Coldplay reportedly set to be joined by Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb at Glastonbury

Chris Martin and co headline Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night at Worthy Farm

Tabloid reports claim that Coldplay will be joined onstage by The Bee GeesBarry Gibb during their Glastonbury headline set this summer.

Glastonbury 2016 will take place at Worthy Farm over the week of June 22-26. Coldplay are set to close the Sunday night of the festival, with Muse playing on the Friday night and Adele headlining on Saturday.

The Sun quote a source as telling them: “Chris [Martin, singer] was delighted to be asked to headline again but told Michael [Eavis, Glastonbury organiser] he wanted to bring some friends along, too.”


“Barry had already been asked to perform but didn’t have time to perfect a full set with his touring band… As soon as Chris got wind he asked Barry if he wanted to come on stage with Coldplay.”

“[Barry] agreed straight away. The band are putting a Bee Gees medley together cramming in all of their classics. It’s going to be really special. There are likely to be a few other surprise guests on the night too, which are still to be decided.”

Barry Gibb is the last surviving member of the Bee Gees.

NME has approached a representative of Coldplay for a comment on the reports.

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Coldplay will become the first band to have headlined the festival four times, having previously topped the Pyramid Stage in 2002, 2005 and 2011.

Chris Martin recently told NME that headlining Glastonbury is “the closest thing to a homecoming gig” the band have got. “I’d play there every day if we were allowed to,” he added.


The band recently performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, where they were joined by special guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars.


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