The star writes an impassioned letter to make sure the 2003 event takes place...

CHRIS MARTIN has written an impassioned letter to people opposing this year’s GLASTONBURY – urging for a licence to be granted for this year’s festival, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The Coldplay frontman considers last year’s Glastonbury performance was one of the highlights of the band’s career to date.

However, this year’s event hangs in the balance after the licence was refused last December. An appeal hearing is scheduled for this evening (February 17), and Martin has put his opinions forward in a letter to those concerned that the event will be disruptive.

A source close to the festival told NME.COM: “The Eavis family and Coldplay are close, and Chris feels strongly that the festival should go ahead this year.”

Licence permitting, this year’s Glastonbury is scheduled to run over the weekend of June 27-29.