Expo 2020 Dubai: Free Coldplay Concert on February 15 at Al Wasl Plaza – News


Part of the World Expo program for People and Planet and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Published: wed 9 feb 2022, 07:25

Last update: wed 9 feb 2022, 07:43

Coldplay global icons are set to perform at Expo 2020 Dubai on February 15 to support Expo’s program for people and planet and in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Coldplay prides itself on its commitment and responsibility to the environment and strives to keep its emissions as low as possible when performing. As the first country in the region to announce a Net Zero strategic initiative by 2050, the UAE has achieved global recognition for its commitment to a low-carbon world and views climate action as an opportunity for sustainable economic growth – an approach that will gain global momentum as the country prepares to host COP28 in Abu Dhabi in 2023.

Through its people and planet agenda, Expo 2020 Dubai brings together diverse global voices and generates new ideas among policymakers, businesses and individuals to chart a clear path for immediate action.

Part of Expo 2020’s Infinite Nights series, Al Wasl’s performance unites the shared goals of Coldplay and the UAE, inspiring climate awareness and encouraging action to preserve our planet with a magical concert , free for Expo visitors and broadcast online worldwide.

Coldplay said, “As a band, we always try to put unity and sustainability at the heart of everything we do. It is an honor to be invited to perform at Expo 2020 Dubai Infinite Nights for a special celebration of these two themes.

His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies of the United Arab Emirates and Special Envoy for the Climate, said: “This initiative is a great illustration of how all sectors of society can make a significant contribution to a net zero world, and it aligns with the UAE’s inclusive approach in its “Net Zero by 2050” strategic initiative. I am delighted that Coldplay has chosen to use its considerable popularity to engage with its fan base in promoting sustainability and a better, low-carbon future.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Minister for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates and CEO of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “I warmly welcome Coldplay’s mission to raise awareness and action and show how we all have the power to make a difference. This is true whether as government, business or individual and among the 11 million visitors who have experienced Expo 2020 so far, we have witnessed a collective desire to drive towards a cleaner world. , safer and healthier for everyone.

Free for Expo visitors

Coldplay will perform at Al Wasl Plaza at 9 p.m. GST on February 15.

Booking will be available free of charge from 9pm GST on February 12, for those wishing to attend Al Wasl Dome in person. Tickets are required to access the show.

The concert will be broadcast live worldwide on www.virtualexpodubai.com and available on multiple channels including Expo on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and Oculus (VR). Several television channels will also broadcast the show live.

Eco-friendly world tour

In March 2022, the four-piece band – consisting of singer and pianist Chris Martin; guitarist Jonny Buckland; bassist Guy Berryman; and drummer Will Champion – will embark on their “Music of the Spheres World Tour”. The tour took two years of planning, with Coldplay working with a range of environmental experts to incorporate initiatives to reduce carbon emissions by up to 50% compared to the band’s previous tours.

Coldplay’s performance at Expo 2020 is the exciting first step in a wider collaboration between the UK band and the UAE – a longer-term relationship to spur action to create a cleaner, healthier world. healthy for all.


Coldplay said: “We would love to return to the UAE as part of our Music of the Spheres World Tour. Our dream would be to partner with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to power our entire show with local renewable energy sources and develop other meaningful sustainability initiatives around the concert.


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