Coldplay To Perform At Closing Ceremony Of London 2012 Paralympic Games

21 May 2012, 12:23

The 'Paradise' stars admit it is a great "honour" to appear at the event named the Festival of Flame.

Coldplay have been confirmed to perform at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' stars will take to the stage on 9th September at London's Olympic Stadium in Stratford and will be the headline act as part of an event entitled the Festival Of Flame.

Speaking about being asked to perform at the gig, Chris Martin called it a great "honour" and is excited for the band to be so involved.

"Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honour for us," he explained. "Kim Gavin and Misty Buckley are working hard to put on a spectacular Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony for the athletes and spectators in the stadium, and everyone watching around the world, and we are so happy to be involved."

International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven said that having Coldplay on board will elevate the Games to become the "best ever".

"Athletes are delivering record breaking performances on a regular basis and ticket sales are the best yet, so far out from the Games," he confessed. "Add Coldplay into that mix and I think the ingredients for there best ever Games are coming together."

Coldplay are currently on the European leg of their 'Mylo Xyloto' world stadium tour which will hit the UK later this month.

Meanwhile, the 'Charlie Brown' stars will also take to Wembley Stadium next month for Capital FM's Summertime Ball 2012 where they will perform alongside the likes of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Flo Rida.