Seconds after coming off stage at the V Festival, Chris Martin speaks to NME.COM...

CHRIS MARTIN has told NME.COM that COLDPLAY‘s appearances at this year’s V FESTIVAL mark the end of an era for the band.

The group rolled out the anthems for the first of their final two UK shows this year at the V Festival in Chelmsford earlier tonight (August 16).

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM as they came off stage, Chris Martin said that despite getting out of the public eye for the next few months, they plan to start work on new material.

Asked if tomorrow’s gig in Stafford marked the end of an era for the band, Chris joked: “Yeah, I think so. It’s going to be the death of soft rock tomorrow night!”

During the gig, the band played two new, unannounced songs, as well as covering [a][/a]’s ‘What A Wonderful World’ as the final song of the encore.

“One of them’s shit, one of them’s good,” Chris said of the new songs. “We’re going to dump the shit one but keep the good one. I’m sure you’ll say both of them are shit!”

Coldplay played:


‘One I Love’


‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’


‘The Scientist’


‘World Turned Upside Down’

‘Everything’s Not Lost’

‘Poor Me’




In My Place’

‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’

‘What A Wonderful World’