Coldplay thrill Glastonbury with record-breaking set as fans go wild

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British rock band Coldplay threw it back to the year 2000 as they opened their record-breaking fifth headline slot at Glastonbury Festival with hit song Yellow.

The band first headlined on the Pyramid Stage in 2002, and their Saturday night performance sees them overtake The Cure, who have headlined the slot four times.

Frontman Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, drummer Will Champion and bassist Guy Berryman started their history-making set after a clock counted down on screens, which was followed by a BBC logo on the screen before the music started.

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Their second song of the night was Higher Power, from their ninth album Music Of The Spheres, with Martin going on to sit down on the stage as he started the song Paradise, from their 2011 album Mylo Xyloto, where singer-songwriter Victoria Canal joined them on the piano.

The set also saw a live debut of 'And So We Pray#, from Coldplay’s new album Moon Music, featuring a guest appearance from Little Simz (and Burna Boy on the VT).

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As the show kicked off - and was broadcasted to those at home via the BBC - fans were quick to share their thoughts as the band, who are behind hits including Yellow, Viva La Vida and A Sky Full Of Stars, took to the stage.

One wrote: "I like Coldplay don't get me wrong, but five times headlining #Glastonbury is just ridiculous. No band or artist should headline that many times. #Coldplay #ColdplayGlastonbury #Glastonbury24," whilst a second added: "If #Coldplay were playing in my garden I'd close the curtains #Glastonbury how can you headline 5 times!!"

However, some fans were thrilled to see them back at the Farm. One shared: "#Coldplay are and always be f***ing incredible. #Glastonbury," whilst another wrote: "Coldplay - headlining #Glastonbury 5 times." A third penned: "How amazing does it look at Glastonbury with all the light up wrist bands for Coldplay #Glastonbury #Coldplay,"

Their performance follows a busy Saturday line-up on the Pyramid Stage which has seen performances from Little Simz, Michael Kiwanuka, Keane, Cyndi Lauper and more.

British rapper Little Simz performed tracks from her Mercury Prize-winning album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert and her latest studio record No Thank You, as she made her Pyramid Stage debut on Saturday.