Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ to mark end of London 2012 Paralympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:02

London: British rock band Coldplay’s famous track ‘Viva La Vida’ will be played across the U.K. next month to mark the end of the London 2012 Paralympics.

The rockers have been given the permission to play their famous track at hundreds of community concerts throughout the country at 2pm on September 9, as they take stage during the Paralympic closing ceremony, titled ‘Festival of Flame’.

“It`s a great honour for us to be part of the celebrations for the Paralympic Games and it should be a great moment when the bandstands of Great Britain strike up in unison,” the Daily Express quoted the frontman of Coldplay, Chris Martin, as saying.

Pop star Rihanna is also expected to perform in the ceremony later in the evening, the paper said.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe had said that he was "delighted" that Coldplay had signed up to help them celebrate the "spectacular" event.

ANI



First Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:02

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