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Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Just about pulling off their late-career rave reinvention, Coldplay deliver a tireless, eye-popping show
Bits of coloured confetti are stuck to Chris Martin’s brow, giving him the air of a dad roped into a messy play session. In fact, the lead singer of Coldplay is banging away at the piano on Yellow, their career-defining love song, in front of a sell-out crowd.
Martin is slick with sweat, as drenched as the crowd who have braved sodden queues outside the Principality Stadium for the band’s first Welsh gig for 17 years. (Rumours swirled all day that the Cardiff landmark’s roof would be left open to the elements; mercifully, it is shut.) Martin thanks us for “all the shit” fans had to go through to get in, noting how well things have turned out for the cagoule makers of Wales.