Glastonbury headliners Coldplay will only see fraction of jaw dropping £200k fee for one reason

-Credit: (Image: Jim Dyson/Redferns)
-Credit: (Image: Jim Dyson/Redferns)

Coldplay will make around £200,000 for their Glastonbury performance this weekend but just like their fellow headliner Dua Lipa they will not actually see a large amount of that money as it will go towards their set, staging and production costs.

However, the British rock band will save some money as they are currently touring meaning they can use their already existing crew rather than draft in new ones and will likely require less pricey rehearsal time.

Despite the large sum on offer at Glastonbury, it is actually far less than the money on offer at other festivals such as BST Hyde Park where some headliners can make nearly four times that figure.

A source told the Mirror: “A lot of acts take the lower fee for the publicity not least as they are guaranteed an audience on the BBC.”

Coldplay will officially be the first act to headline Glastonbury Festival five times after their performance tonight. Their Saturday evening set comes as the band's first appearance on the iconic Pyramid Stage since 2016 which sees them overtake The Cure, who have headlined the slot four times.

The band will receive £200k for the gig but won't see a large sum of the money -Credit:BBC
The band will receive £200k for the gig but won't see a large sum of the money -Credit:BBC

Frontman Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, drummer Will Champion and bassist Guy Berryman will follow pop superstar Dua Lipa, who was the headline act on Friday.

The 28-year-old wowed crowds with a string of hits that included some impressive choreography and multiple outfit changes.

It's been highly speculated that the band will bring some special guests on stage this evening.

Tim Rice-Oxley, a member of Keane, was close pals with Chris Martin at university and was almost poached by Coldplay in their early days.

Dua Lipa was the headline act on Friday evening -Credit: Harry Durrant/Getty Images
Dua Lipa was the headline act on Friday evening -Credit: Harry Durrant/Getty Images

The band could also potentially share the stage with singer Tom Chaplin.

Janelle Monae is another name being thrown into the mix as she supported Coldplay on their most recent tour and is currently in the UK.

The singer is scheduled to perform at Glastonbury on Sunday evening and has gig at Brixton Academy tonight but some fans still believe she could make a surprise appearance at Coldplay's show tonight which isn't due to end till around 11:45pm.

Internet sleuths also believe BTS star Jin may be a possible guest who Chris Martin shares a close bond with after Coldplay collaborated with BTS on "My Universe" and Martin co-wrote Jin's single "The Astronaut".

Another possible guest is Tim Booth from the band James who Coldplay have performed with together.

Coldplay covered James' "Sit Down" on their 'Music Of The Spheres' tour, and may be reunited with the band this weekend as James is already on site ahead of their Glastonbury performance tomorrow.

Chris is known to be a big fan of James and has previously admitted to being star-struck by Tim.

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