Coldplay to welcome over 100,000 fans to Hampden Park concerts

The band's Music Of The Spheres World Tour will take over Glasgow's Hampden Park on August 23 and 24.

Coldplay to bring Music of the Spheres world tour to Glasgow’s Hampden Park iStock

Coldplay will bring their international stadium tour to Scotland next week with two of the country’s biggest gigs of the year.

The band’s Music of the Spheres World Tour will take over Glasgow’s Hampden Park on August 23 and 24, which are their only Scottish dates.

The UK group will be supported by RnB singer-songwriter H.E.R. and Edinburgh star Nina Nesbitt on Tuesday.

Nesbitt will take the stage again alongside London Grammar on Wednesday for the final gig of the European leg of Coldplay’s international tour, before the band jet off to take the stage at Rio De Janeiro’s ‘Rock in Rio’ festival.

Both shows are collectively expected to attract more than 100,000 fans to the stadium.

Fans of the Fix You rockers can expect to hear some of their biggest hits, from Sky Full of Stars to Paradise.

In addition, they will also play songs from their ninth studio album Music of the Spheres, including Higher Power, Coloratura, and hit collaboration with American musician Selena Gomez, Let Somebody Go.

The shows are aiming to be accessible to everyone, with organisers providing local sign language interpreters as well as subpacs for deaf and hard-of-hearing concert-goers to help them feel a “stronger connection to the music”.

With KultureCity, organisers will also provide sensory bags and a mobile sensory refuge station for those with sensory sensitivities.

Committed to sustainability, Coldplay are also trying out a range of options dedicated to producing less waste and using 100% renewable energy.

“Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band. We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together,” a statement read.

“At the same time, we’re very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis. So we’ve spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour’s potential to push things forward.”

This ranges from recyclable tickets to rechargeable wristbands and even a floor which powers the show with energy generated from concert-goers’ dancing, which has been showcased on the band’s TikTok account.

Road closures will be in place due to the event, with traffic unable to enter Sommerville Drive or Letherby Drive from 6pm on August 23, until 11.59pm on August 24.

Glasgow City Council said the closures were in the interest of the “safety of the event and other road users”.

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