The singer made two surprise appearances at the festival, performing ‘Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 1′ with Stormzy and joining Kylie Minogue for ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head‘ during her acclaimed legends slot.
In a new interview with the BBC’s Colin Paterson, Martin simply responded “No”, when asked if Coldplay will headline the festival next year.
When further pressed for an explanation, he said: “I did pop up on stage last year and I loved doing so.
“Then I saw a tweet afterwards which said ‘you can always rely on him to come on in a tracksuit and ruin everything’.
— Coldplaying?☀️ (@coldplaying) November 21, 2019
“So I was like you know what, a), I should work on my trousers, and b), I shouldn’t be online and c), maybe just go and watch Glastonbury for a year or so.”
When asked if the tweet affected him, he replied: “Sometimes these things hurt me because I’m human.”
The same interview saw Martin admitting that Coldplay are taking time to consider how they tour in the future in order to make it as environmentally friendly as possible.
“We’re taking time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial…All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job,” he said.
Yesterday, Coldplay dropped a new video for latest single, ‘Daddy’, which has been made by Aardman Animations. The band also shared another new song ‘Champion Of The World’, with a co-write credit given to the late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. You can read all about how the song came to be as well as Frightened Rabbit’s exclusive NME interview on the collaboration here.
Meanwhile, tomorrow sees Coldplay release ‘Everyday Life’, their eighth album. In a four-star review, NME described it as “a confounding experiment from a deceptively forward-thinking band”.