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Coldplay open BRITs with performance of new single on River Thames

Coldplay have opened this year’s 41st BRIT Awards with a performance of their new single, ‘Higher Power’ on the Thames.

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Chris Martin and co opened the ceremony with a lively performance that began with fireworks and featured dancing holograms.

The group performed on a specially constructed riverboat stage on the Thames which overlooked the O2 Arena where the awards were being held.

You can see some images and videos of their performance below:

ColdplayColdplay on The Thames – Credit: Getty
ColdplayColdplay live on The Thames – Credit: Getty

Awards show opener 101: Have world's biggest band @coldplay perform Higher Power in the middle of the Thames…with fireworks 🌟

Watch now: https://t.co/WrmvtU4IhK pic.twitter.com/jKjFj5RSbK

— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) May 11, 2021

Coldplay tocando Higher Power en los #BRITs. pic.twitter.com/r3HiXvy9wf

— Coldplay videos (@coldplayvid) May 11, 2021

Coldplay’s performance is BRILLIANT! #Coldplay #brits2021 pic.twitter.com/UntHuUiASH

— alex 𖤐 (@unlikeyourfaves) May 11, 2021

Speaking about the song on its release last week, the group said: “Higher Power is a song that arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020.”

“It was produced by Max Martin who is a true wonder of the universe,” they added.

Coldplay also shared the song’s music video, which sees the band perform in front of a stack of shipping containers, with holograms of alien-like beings dancing around them.

Last month, Chris Martin asked fans to send in videos of themselves singing the closing “woah-oh-ohs” of their 2008 hit ‘Viva La Vida’. While not confirmed as yet, fans have speculated that it has something to do with Coldplay’s forthcoming performance at Glastonbury’s ‘Live At Worthy Farm’ livestream event.

Taking place on the weekend of May 22 and 23, the livestream event, which will also include performances from HAIM, Damon Albarn, Wolf Alice and more, will be streamed to UK cinemas.

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