Coldplay: Arab prince pays £1 mln for show

2011-12-31 00:00

COLDPLAY are being paid £1 million (R12,5 million) to perform on New Year’s Eve.

The band — made up of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland — were persuaded to perform at the Volvo Ocean Race venue in Abu Dhabi by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

Table tickets for the exclusive event cost £4 300.

Buckland is particularly excited to be performing at the venue because he loved his visit the last time he went.

“I’ve never stayed anywhere like the hotel they put me in … It made Buckingham Palace look like a two-bed semi,” he said.

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