Coldplay plan Viola Beach Glastonbury tribute

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 June 2016
Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Coldplay are planning to pay tribute to indie rock band Viola Beach at this year's Glastonbury Festival following their deaths earlier this year

Coldplay will honour Viola Beach at Glastonbury Festival following the tragic death of the band in February.

The 'Up & Up' hitmakers are reportedly planning a special memorial to pay tribute to the late indie rock band after all four members - Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin - and their manager Craig Tarry plunged to their death in a tragic car accident in Sweden on Valentine's Day (14.02.16)

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Coldplay always support upcoming bands and the new news of Viola Beach's sudden death hit them all hard as fellow musicians.

"They want to use the Pyramid Stage to honour the lads."

Chris Martin and his bandmates are believed to be planning their own rendition of a Viola Beach song to perform on stage while photos of the group are projected onto a massive screen behind them.

The special tribute follows April's memorial concert held at the band's hometown of Warrington, Cheshire, North West England, where fellow indie stars The Kooks, The Zutons and The Coral performed on stage at the Warrington Parr Hall, where Viola Beach were due to perform before they lost their lives.

At the time of their tragic deaths, several music stars mourned the loss of the rising rock band including former Oasis star Liam Gallagher, The Stone Roses and Kasabian.

They all got behind a campaign to get the group's single 'Swings & Waterslides' into the charts.

Glastonbury takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England from June 22 to June 22 and will see the likes of Adele, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Jeff Lynne's Elo, ZZ Top and New Order take to the stage.

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