VIDEO: Coldplay at Norwich UEA

Excitement is building among Norwich music fans as one of the world's biggest pop bands prepares to play an intimate concert at the University of East Anglia.

Coldplay performed at the student union at lunchtime today (Thursday) as part of BBC Radio 1's Student Tour, which sees DJs Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe broadcasting live from four university towns and cities.

The band's morning performance was be aired to a national radio audience from in the Live Lounge section of the morning show hosted by Fearne Cotton.

Just 100 students were given the chance to see the chart-topping band while others peered through the windows to catch a glimpse.

The performance saw them play Hurts Like Heaven and Paradise while their 'mystery cover' was a Rihanna song.

Lucy Dale, 20, who studies film and television at the UEA, was one of the lucky fans to get the chance to see the Live Lounge set.

She said it was 'like a dream'. 'It's been absolutely amazing, I can't describe it,' said Miss Dale, who has seen Coldplay twice before.

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Politics student Thomas Shaw, 20, who was with his friend Adam Speak, said: 'It's been incredible. The atmosphere in the room has been amazing. The fact that we got to see them with so little people is amazing.'

The show raised the curtain for Coldplay's evening gig at the UEA – one of the biggest in the venue's history – which will be broadcast in Zane Lowe's show from 7pm tonight.

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.'

? You can send us your Coldplay reviews later tonight by emailing newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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