Mumbai: British rock band Coldplay is performing in India and everybody knows that. After weeks of speculations and rumours, the Global Citizen, a non-profit organisation itself confirmed the news.
While so far we have heard many big names of our Indian celebrities who’'ll join the stage with Coldplay and other international artist, the official line-up is out.
Well known American rapper, entrepreneur and investor, Jay Z will be joining Coldplay on the stage at the concert. Apart from the international artists, Bollywood stars such as Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar and others will also join Coldplay and Jay Z on stage.
Ranveer, who will be the opening act for Coldplay, will perform to a medley of chartbuster songs from his own films.
Here's the complete line-up:
In the 6 hour long concert, which is organised by the Global Citizen Festival and will take place in November 19th, we’ll witness many artists performing live. The concert will be held in Mumbai and will mark Coldplay’s debut. Global Citizen Campaign brings a series of concerts around the world to address the issue of poverty.
The British band was in India last year where they did a secret gig inside a Delhi pub. So the minute the reports about Coldplay doing a concert in India broke out, people were thrilled and on their toes for more details.
The excitement turned to agitated dismay soon enough when news started trickling that the tickets were priced at a ludicrous minimum of Rs. 25,000. This led to a cluster of memes cropping up and the internet had been broken. However, the Global Citizen Festival put all the rumours to rest by announcing that one can attend the concert for free.
Global Citizen Festival’s official statement reads, "We’re so excited to be announcing that on World Toilet Day — November 19th — we’re hosting the first-ever Global Citizen Festival in India, with an incredible lineup of international and Indian headliners including … Coldplay! Just like our annual festival in Central Park, tickets to the Indian Festival will be FREE. Fans will earn them through taking actions in support of education, equality, and sanitation campaigns."