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Coldplay's headline set voted best performance at Glastonbury 2016

Coldplay closed the festival on the Pyramid stage

 

Coldplay's headline set voted best performance at Glastonbury 2016 Photo: Wenn

Coldplay's Glastonbury closing set on the pyramid stage was last night voted the best of the whole festival at the UK Music Business Awards. 

This should not come as a surprise, with poignant moments such as the one dedicated to Viola Beach embedded in the set, gaining the band a lot of praise. 

But after headlining the festival for what feels like the 100th time, the Glastonbury revellers may feel a bit hard done by. 

The set by festival newcomer, Adele, seemed to gain the plaudits of people who once didn't like her, whilst Muse have consistently been one of the best live bands of the past 10 years. 

Maybe it's harsh to claim the band didn't deserve it, but it's Coldplay, surely they have won enough.

What must have won them such an accolade almost certainly must have been Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees joining them on stage. 

At least he had the crowd dancing rather than moping to the likes of Coldplay's "classics", 'The Scientist', 'Yellow', and bloody, 'Fix You'. 

Oh and if that wasn't enough to wet the appetite of the Glastonbury contingent, Michael Eavis got on stage for a rendition of, 'My Way', by Frank Sinatra. 

Now, there is no disputing Eavis is a top bloke, but this seems like an inside job. 

Regardless, some will say they deserved it. Others will question it. 

Coldplay are currently out on tour in Australia, you can see the dates below. You can also find tickets, here

 


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