Coldplay is all set to perform on Saturday at MMRDA Grounds (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority). Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin will be performing a 90-minute gig with his band during the event. The singer is in the country as part of the Global Citizen India initiative 2016.
The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival that began in 2012. Chris Martin is the current creative director of the festival. Among Indian celebrities who will be present at the gala are Amitabh Bachchan, A.R. Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan, Freida Pinto, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Monali Thakur and Arijit Singh.
Why are people excited? It’s one of the biggest musical events featuring a rock band in India in many many years. Before the main event, pictures of Chris Martin with celebrities and while preparing for the concert are splattered all over social media. The craze for the Coldplay concert amongst Indian fans cannot be explained in words. Coldplay is a British Rock band and has given several memorable songs including Paradise, Viva La Vida and Fix You. The concert is taking place just before the eighth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and speaks volumes about the spirit of Mumbai — the show must go on.
Chris Martin partied with Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi, Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sussanne Khan and many others before the main event. He also met Sachin Tendulkar at a school and interacted with kids.