Viola Beach ‘Headline’ Glastonbury As Coldplay Cover Their Song In Emotional Tribute To The Late Band
Coldplay paid tribute to Vila Beach who died in a road accident earlier this year.
Glastonbury headliners Coldplay paid their respects to the late Viola Beach last night during their epic closing show.
The ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ hit makers dedicated part of their set to the tragic young band who were killed in a road accident while touring in Sweden earlier this year.
Addressing the crowds, Chris Martin explained that he wanted to give the band their chance to headline Glastonbury, before playing alongside a video of the guys performing their track Boys That Sing on the Pyramid Stage.
He said: "We're on tour right now, and normally what we do at this point in our concert is play Heroes by David Bowie, and it's great - the song, not the version.
"But what we're going to do tonight is something a little different ... this year in the beginning of the year, maybe you read about a beautiful young band called Viola Beach, a band that just got signed and were on their first tour of the world and were in a tragic accident and they got taken away and we as a band thought that was just the worst.
"It just reminded us of us and all the other bands that come through here, the excitement and the joy and the hope and we really felt that in them.
"And so we decided as a band, instead of playing Heroes tonight, we're going to create Viola Beach's alternate future for them and let them headline Glastonbury with their song.
"So Kris and Jack and River and Tomas and their manager Craig, this is what would have maybe been you in 20 years or so and I hope we do this song justice."
We can safely say, they certainly did. A beautiful tribute.