Coldplay at Wembley Stadium: fans issued with heatwave advice for London gigs

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Wembley Stadium has offered some advice to fans attending Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres world tour as temperatures are expected to hit 35C over the weekend.

The British band will play six shows between August 12th and August 21st at the 90,000 capacity London venue.

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A heatwave warning is in effect in the capital this weekend with a four-day yellow alert issued by the Met Office.

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If you go, here’s everything you need to know:

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What did Wembley Stadium say?

Advice published on Wembley Stadium’s website is asking Friday and Saturday concert-goers not to show up early, avoid excessive drinking and wear light clothing to allow air to circulate.

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The venue has also said fans can bring a plastic or aluminum refillable water bottle with a capacity of up to 500ml, which they can fill at water points throughout the stadium.

Other advice includes wearing a hat, applying sunscreen and seeking shade if fans get too hot.

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Concert-goers who feel unwell during the show are advised to “seek help from customer service or the stadium’s medical teams.”

Did Coldplay say something?

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The Grammy-winning band, which includes Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, also shared the advice on their Twitter account.

How hot could it get this weekend?

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After record-breaking temperatures in England last month, more hot weather is forecast for Friday and the weekend.

Temperatures could see England hotter than parts of the Caribbean, with droughts being declared in some parts for the hardest-hit areas of the country after the driest July.

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Temperatures of 40.3°C were recorded in Coningsby on July 18, surpassing the previous high of 38.7°C set in 2019.

What does the weather warning say?

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On its website, the Met Office says: “Temperatures are set to rise across much of the UK over the coming week. Temperatures will be at their highest in parts of England and Wales, with these peaking on Friday and Saturday. In addition to high daily highs, overnight temperatures remain very warm, particularly in larger metropolitan areas.”

When does Coldplay start at Wembley Stadium?

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Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and are expected to close at 10:30 p.m.

Two support acts will perform before Coldplay take the stage.

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At previous shows in Berlin, the band took the stage around 8:30 p.m. and played for about two hours.

Who is the support act?

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The support acts for the Wembley Stadium shows are as follows:

  • August 12 – HER/Grip
  • August 13 – HER/Grip
  • 16 August – London Grammar/ Ibibio Sound Machine
  • 17 Aug – HER/ Ibibio Sound Machine
  • August 20 – London Grammar / Laura Mvula
  • August 21 – London Grammar / Laura Mvula

Coldplay will also play two shows at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on August 23rd and 24th.

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can you get tickets

The shows at Wembley Stadium are sold out, according to the venue’s website.

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What is the capacity for Wembley?

It has a capacity of 90,000 spectators, making it one of the largest stadiums in the UK and Europe.

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