Coldplay rocks UK Glastonbury Music Festival (photos) — Similar to Woodstock in the United States, the Glastonbury Music Festival in Great Britain is a series of outdoor concerts that take place on a farm over several days in the summer. Unlike Woodstock that first took place in upstate New York in 1969 and has been commorated at notable times since then, Glastonbury started a series of concerts in 1970 that have been held nearly every year since then with well-known acts participating. On Saturday, the English alternative band, Coldplay rocked the festival.
As the headliner for Day Two of the five-day event, the band took to the Pyramid Stage and showed their experience with the Glastonbury crowd, according to Spinner.com. This year marked the third time the band performed at Glastonbury as a headline act.
Band members Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman performed songs such as “MX,” “Yellow,” “Major Minor,” “Lost!,” “Politik,” and “The Scientist.”
The Guardian reported that Coldplay became almost the “forgotten headliner” of the festival after U2 and Beyonce were announced as taking part. U2 performed on Friday night; Beyonce will take to the stage on Sunday.
Glastonbury has become the largest music festival in Europe, with over 175,000 people camping out or otherwise visiting the grounds at Worthy Farm, Pilton over five days.
Coldplay’s last studio album was the 2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. The band expects to release another album later this year.
PHOTOS: See a slideshow of Coldplay’s Glastonbury Music Festival performance here or in the left-hand column of this page.