Have you been a true Coldplay fan and and started saving for the exorbitantly priced tickets of their upcoming Mumbai performance? Well, have we got good news for you!
As reported earlier, the tickets are not priced at Rs 25,000 but start from Rs 5,000. And they've been up for sale on Book My Show as of 12 pm sharp on September 15!
The Coldplay gig will the opening one for the annual music festival being organised by Global Citizen, a social action platform. The initiative is also facilitating free tickets, but you will have to earn them by signing petitions and emailing politicians to bring about policy changes.
While the early bird tickets started from Rs 5,000, the second batch for was sold for Rs 7,500 and then the special hospitality tickets (which include food and beverages) at Rs 15,000. And guess what, they're all sold out!
If you were to log on to Book My Show page now, you'd be somewhere in 60,000th in the queue. But if it's any respite, the page also says that the second category will be opening shortly.
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Apart from Coldplay, the Global Citizen event line-up also has big names such as American hip-hop artist and rapper Jay-Z, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, composer AR Rahman among others.
Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans told Live Mint that the plan of bringing Global Citizen to India had been in the pipeline for at least a year-and-a-half-now, when he and Chris Martin (Colplay's lead vocalist and the creative director for Global Citizen's music program) met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This particular festival has been announced as a part of a larger 15-year program to bring social change in India.