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Coldplay rethink Glastonbury set after Barry Gibb drops out

By | Published on Wednesday 15 June 2016


According to The Sun, Coldplay are having to rethink their headline set at Glastonbury later this month, because a planned guest star spot from Bee Gee Barry Gibb has had to be cancelled. The plan was seemingly for Gibb and Coldplay’s Chris Martin to perform a medley of Bee Gee songs in the middle of the band’s set, but that’s now not possible.

Says one of those pesky sources: “Barry has had to stay put in Florida as a close family member is unwell and he needs to be with them. It’ll be a shock if he makes it. He is disappointed as he was really looking forward to playing at Glastonbury. He’s a good friend of Chris and the band and didn’t want to let them down, but there is just no time for him to get to England to rehearse”.

Goes on said source: “Coldplay had planned a big, colourful set around Barry’s appearance. The medley was going to be in the middle of it all as a centrepiece. Now they are having to go back to the drawing board and think up a different surprise, which isn’t what they need when they’re doing a world tour.

Ah well, perhaps they could just have Chris Martin sitting at a drawing board for ten minutes doodling. It would be nice rest from his whiny vocals. Though whatever happens people, don’t try to fucking film it from a drone.