Coldplay confirms India tour, debut gig in November
The concert is happening on World Toilet Day to draw attention towards sanitation problems in the country.
Contrary to reports, the tickets will not cost Rs 25,000 to Rs 5 lakh. The festival has an established format of providing tickets for free to fans who sign up to become a Global Citizen and participate in their campaign to support causes like education, equality and sanitation.
"We are so excited to be announcing that on World Toilet Day, November 19th, we are hosting the first-ever Global Citizen Festival in India, with an incredible lineup of international and Indian headliners including Coldplay!" the action group posted on its website.
"Starting Monday, tickets to the Global Citizen Festival in India can be earned through the new platform by signing up to become a Global Citizen and completing the festival's action campaigns at GlobalCitizen.IN," they said.
The line-up for other artistes is expected to be out on September 12, when the campaign is scheduled to kick off.
The band had made headlines ever since they were spotted shooting for the video of their track "Hymn for the Weekend" from seventh studio album, 'A Head Full of Dreams' which was released in December last year.
The track's video, featuring Beyonce and Sonam Kapoor, was released in January this year.
The pictures of the shoot had surfaced on social media and was followed by Martin's impromptu performance at Summer House Cafe. He also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit here.
Global Citizen India, in its first year, will offer a wide cross-section of content and actions focused on creating meaningful impacts in the areas of education, equality, and clean water and sanitation.
Convened in 2012, the festival is a star-studded benefit concert held annually in New York. This year's edition in the American city will feature international music celebrities like Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, metal legends Metallica, Alicia Keys and Rihanna among others.