Coldplay announce gig at UEA in Norwich

Coldplay have announced that they will be playing at the University of East Anglia this month.

The gig, on Thursday, October 27, by one of the most high profile bands in the world is a huge coup for the venue, which is expecting unprecedented demand for tickets.

The 'intimate concert' is being held in conjunction with BBC Radio One and the performance will be broadcase live on national radio from 7pm that evening.

A spokesman for the UEA said: 'This is a very rare opportunity to see a hugely popular band, who are more used to headlining festivals, but to see them up close and personal in a good small live music venue.'

The concert is part of the second year of BBC Radio 1's student tour, which will see DJs Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe broadcasting their weekday shows between Monday October 24 and Thursday, October 27, live from four university towns and cities - Aberdeen, Leicester, Norwich and Hatfield.


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Each day in her 10am to 12.45pm show, Fearne will be immersing herself in student life and inviting one of the music acts to perform a very special Radio 1 Live Lounge ahead of their evening concerts in the area. The shows will also feature an audience of local students and will be filmed for live broadcast on the Radio One website.

Fearne Cotton said: 'After last year's student tour I'm so looking forward to our second adventure. Hitting up four different unis again with huge bands and artists is so exciting. I'm looking forward to meeting the students of each uni and bringing them some great music. Having an on air alliance with Zane's show is gonna be a lot of fun again too as we had such a laugh last time. 'Students get ready, we are on our way.'

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The tour will include performances by Noah and The Whale in Aberdeen, Example in Hatfield and Kasabian in Leicester, but Norwich will be getting the most high profile band with a visit from Coldplay.

Tickets will not be sold online and can only be purchased in person.

They will go on sale at 9am on Saturday, October 15, from the box office at UEA's Union House.

The UEA anticipates that some people will start queuing very early to be sure of getting tickets, and will therefore be opening the union building from 11pm on Friday, October 14, so that the fans that queue early have somewhere warm to wait, as well as having caf� and toilet facilities.

Tickets are available to all members of the general public as well as students, but will be limited to two per customer.

They are �20 each, with a maximum additional booking fee of �2.

In an attempt to stop the tickets being resold at vastly inflated prices, entry for this show will be via wristband only.

On October 15 a ticket voucher will be issued clearly showing the purchaser's name and address. On the show day October 27, wrist banding will open from midday at the venue.

Ticket holders need to return with their ticket voucher, and their matching ID and the debit or credit card with which they made their purchase - this should bear the same name as on the ticket voucher - and if they have purchased two tickets their guest must also be in attendance with them.

There are no exceptions to this – both customers have to be wristbanded at the same time, and customers cannot collect a 'spare' wristband for their guest.

Each customer will be wristbanded and can then return to the venue in the evening for the concert. Doors open at 6.30pm and the show starts promptly at 7pm for the broadcast, with fans asked to arrive early.

Any wristbands that have been obviously tampered with will result in refused entry.

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