Coldplay gave Cheshire band Viola Beach a posthumous Pyramid Stage debut at the Glastonbury Festival.
The Sunday night headliners played Viola Beach’s song Boys That Sing in honour of the Warrington group, as well as giving nods to 'Prince and Bowie and all the bands that don’t exist any more'.
Viola Beach – Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin – died with their manager Craig Tarry when their car plunged more than 80ft into a canal in Sweden earlier this year.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said: “We’re going to create Viola Beach’s alternate future for them and let them headline Glastonbury with their song.
“So Kris and Jack and River and Tomas and their manager Craig, this is what would have maybe been you in 20 years or so and I hope we do this song justice.”
He called on fans to send Boys That Sing 'up the charts tomorrow'.
Martin told the audience they had restored his 'faith in the world' in the aftermath of the EU referendum result.
“We came here a little bit scared about the state of the world, but the vibe at Glastonbury makes me feel like people are great and together we can do wonderful, wonderful things,” he said.
“Thank you for restoring my faith in the world.”
Martin later told fans that he was amazed at their positivity despite 'the collapse of a country'.
Coldplay, who played hits including Fix You, Hymn For The Weekend and Charlie Brown, were joined on stage by Martin’s children Apple and Moses for new single Up&Up, with their mum Gwyneth Paltrow snapping photos of the performance from the side of the stage.
Coldplay were joined by Barry Gibb for a short set which included Stayin’ Alive, fulfilling a dream of festival organiser Michael Eavis who said he had 'seriously wanted' the Bee Gees to appear.
Mr Eavis himself closed the event by reprising Frank Sinatra’s My Way, which he had sung to festival-goers during karaoke on Thursday night.
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