Belfast Telegraph

Coldplay turn back the clock

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin quipped "I have more cousins than this" as the band returned to the scene of one of their earliest gigs to play for just 400 people.

One of the world's biggest stars played against a backdrop of graffiti at Camden's Dingwalls, a venue no bigger than a small village hall.

The chart-toppers played the venue in May 1998, just days after their first low-key, self-financed EP was released with just 500 copies made.

This time round a stream of adoring fans queued for hours outside in a bid to see Chris sing and dance around the stage as though he was stepping on hot coals.

The audience were treated to songs such as Fix You and Viva la vida as well as new tracks from their latest album, Mylo Xyloto.

The gig, presented by Jo Whiley, was part of Radio 2 In Concert, and fans can listen to it on December 15 at 8pm.

Jo described the venue as "intimate slash dingy" and said it was "steeped in folklore".

The band finished their set with a rendition of their old track Christmas Lights.

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