Coldplay will play live at the Paralympics closing ceremony next month, according to a message on the band’s official Twitter feed.
After being absent from last weekend’s Olympics closing ceremony, which showcased some of the biggest British acts of recent times, Coldplay have now confirmed they never planned to be a part of that particular event, but will be present for the Paralympics’ sister ceremony on September 9th – reiterating a previous announcement made in May.
“For those asking, Coldplay were never due to play the Olympics Closing Ceremony,” the tweet reads. “They play the Paralympics Closing Ceremony on 9 Sept.”
Recent reports suggest the success of Team GB at the London Olympics has led to surge of interest in the 2012 Paralympic Games, which is now set to be a complete sell-out for the first time in its 52-year history. Organisers have revealed 2.2million tickets have been sold – a figure which will beat the previous best total attendance set at the Beijing Games in 2008 by around 400,000 sales.Just Published: