Coldplay set for record-breaking fourth Glastonbury headline show


Coldplay will provide a Hymn For The Weekend as they close Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage on Sunday night.

After performing in 2002, 2005 and 2011, the band will set a new record, becoming the first act to headline the festival four times.

The indie rockers will be hoping to bring some unity to Worthy Farm in the aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union.

Coldplay perform on a stage decorated with stars
Coldplay (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Before the referendum result was announced, frontman Chris Martin told the Guardian: "We're in a time when a lot of things separate and divide us - Brexit, walls - so hopefully our concerts are saying the opposite at the moment."

With a set beginning at 9.30pm on the last night of the festival, Chris admitted the band "could just be soundtracking the exit".

But many will be tempted to stay a little later by unconfirmed rumours that Rihanna, who has previously collaborated with Coldplay, could make a surprise appearance. She is currently in the country for her UK tour.

On Saturday night, Adele made her debut on the Pyramid Stage.

Adele at Glastonbury (BBC Two/screengrab)
Adele at Glastonbury (BBC Two/screengrab)

Taking advantage of the location, she switched the words of Hello, her smash hit, to "I'm at Glastonbury dreaming about who I used to be", to screams from the crowd.

Nearly every member of the crowd sang in unison as she launched into the chorus and flares illuminated the sky. She looked close to tears as she clutched her chest at the end of the track.

Before the festival wraps up, music fans will also have a chance to see acts including Beck, Ellie Goulding, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter, Years & Years and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Meanwhile, it will be a Paradise for Coldplay and their fans if the weather holds for their evening performance. The forecast is for sunny spells and occasional showers throughout the day.

After weather conditions caused travel chaos and delays on Wednesday, organisers will be hoping the mud has a chance to dry out before the exodus from Worthy Farm begins.