Coldplay are to play live at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on September 9.
The ceremony, called ‘Festival of Flame’ starts at 8.30pm and Coldplay's performance will mark the closing of the Paralympic Games and the last night of the London 2012 Games.
The band have been working with Closing Ceremonies artistic director, Kim Gavin, and Coldplay’s live show co-designer Misty Buckley, to compile a soundtrack which will be played alongside a cast of almost 2,000 in the stadium.
Frontman Chris Martin said: “Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honour for us.
“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.
“It will be one of the biggest nights of our lives and we're very excited to try to create a performance for the last night of the games that will close London 2012 in style.”
Remaining tickets for the Games go on sale tomorrow morning to mark 100 days until the Games begin.
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