Coldplay dazzle the audience as they close Glastonbury


Coldplay were declared the "best band in the world" on social media as they closed Glastonbury.

Chris Martin and co performed a string of their hits to a massive crowd gathered at the Pyramid Stage on the last night of the festival.

And fans were blown away.

Coldplay at Glastonbury

Coldplay at Glastonbury

Fans were also impressed when Coldplay made festival organiser Michael Eavis's dream come true by fulfilling his special request for a Bee Gees song.

Chris said: "As we're coming towards the finale of Glastonbury 2016, were going to pull out some special tricks. From someone special, we're going to take a request from Instagram."

Eavis's face appeared on the big screen. He explained: "Michael here. People keep asking me time and time again, which bands of the world should I have playing the festival. Most have died actually but there's one that I seriously wanted, of course it was the Bee Gees, fantastic band, lovely songs, loved the world all over, and maybe you chaps would like to play one or two of them."

Chris said: "That's Sir Michael Eavis, the king of music, we can do one better and bring on an actual Bee Gee. Here's Mr Barry Gibb. Let's be respectful."

With Chris and the rest of the band, Barry then performed the Bee Gees hit To Love Somebody.

The Coldplay frontman told the crowd: "Now we're going to have a Glastonbury referendum, it's very important. Those who want Barry Gibb to leave the stage, speak now. Listen to that, nobody. Those of you who want Barry Gibb to remain and play the greatest song of all time..."

After the crowd roared, Coldplay and their special guest performed 1977 hit Stayin' Alive.

As the set drew to a close, Chris paid tribute to artists including Prince and David Bowie.

The band then played an encore, treating fans to A Sky Full Of Stars and and new single Up&Up.

Children including Chris's kids Apple and Moses joined the band on stage to add their voices to the song, with their mother Gwyneth Paltrow snapping photos from the side of the stage.

Chris then said he didn't want the show to end and asked if there was anybody who could make it not be the last song.

Michael Eavis, 80, then walked on to the stage, and treated the audience to a performance of Frank Sinatra's My Way.