Sabrina Carpenter And Coldplay Perform ‘Magic’ at BBC Big Weekend

The stage at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Luton, England, witnessed a truly remarkable and unexpected collaboration as Sabrina Carpenter joined forces with the legendary rock band Coldplay. The moment they shared was a testament to the enduring power of music to bring artists together, transcending genres and generations. As the crowd eagerly awaited, Carpenter lent her captivating vocals to Coldplay’s iconic track, ‘Magic’.

Coldplay’s frontman, Chris Martin, set the stage for this special moment with his heartfelt words, acknowledging the band’s deep-rooted connection to Radio 1 and the pivotal role it played in their journey to success. With a touch of humility and admiration, Martin introduced Carpenter as a “singer who’s much younger, more beautiful, more successful, better in every way,” further emphasising the honour of sharing the stage with such a talented artist.

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As Carpenter graced the stage, she was met with a warm embrace from the audience, her sweet lilt blending seamlessly with the melodies of ‘Magic’. According to fan-captured footage, Martin seemingly hinted at Carpenter’s guest appearance by cleverly weaving the lyrics of her hit ‘Espresso’ into Coldplay’s rendition of ‘Fix You’, building anticipation for the imminent collaboration.

Throughout their electrifying set, Coldplay, comprising Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion, captivated the crowd with a repertoire of their iconic hits. From the anthemic ‘Viva La Vida’ and the uplifting ‘Paradise’ to the timeless classic ‘Yellow’, the band showcased their musical prowess and ability to connect with audiences on a profound level.

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During Carpenter’s solo performance at the festival, she commanded the stage with her infectious energy and undeniable talent. Among the adoring crowd was Barry Keoghan, rumoured to be her romantic partner since the previous year. Fan-captured footage on the popular social media platform TikTok showcased Carpenter’s captivating performance of her hit ‘Espresso’ as she danced and sang in an orange halter dress and white go-go boots, accompanied by her talented dancers.

Keoghan, the acclaimed star of the film ‘Saltburn’, could be seen beaming with pride from the side-stage, clapping along as his rumoured partner mesmerised the audience. In addition to ‘Espresso’, Carpenter treated her fans to a delightful array of her beloved hits, including ‘Fast Times’, ‘Vicious’, and ‘because I liked a boy’, solidifying her status as a rising force in the music industry and a performer with an undeniable ability to captivate audiences.

-Sushmita Sarkar