Imagine having Coldplay as your wedding band…

DFP – MPU – Promo – Centre

Well, that happened last night when the newly married Neil and Lliwen Rylance attended the Coldplay concert in Cardiff and had the biggest wedding after party ever, in Wales.

Neil and Lliwen joined the 59,500 other fans who were treated to a euphoric live performance from the band who were in Cardiff on the UK leg of their ‘Music of the Spheres’ world tour.  It’s been a long six years since Coldplay last performed at Principality Stadium, but it was worth the wait.

The stunning show was jam-packed full of energy, colour, confetti, pyros, sing-a-longs, inflatable planets and fan-generated, mesmerising light shows that emanated from wristbands each fan was given upon entry.

The newly weds who’d got married earlier that day, couldn’t miss the chance to see their favourite band live, so, having managed to secure tickets for themselves and two friends, they decided to embrace the day and attend the concert in full wedding regalia!

“To sum it up in Coldplay words” says groom Neil, “we had an ‘Amazing Day’, it felt like an ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ and the ‘Everglow’ of memories will stay with us both forever.”

“We are left with a ‘Head full of Dreams’, thank you Principality Stadium.”


Upon hearing their story, Principality Stadium upgraded the wedding party to hospitality where they got to enjoy their magical evening from the South Stand Lounge and share their joy with a sold-out crowd.  Wedding bands don’t get much better than Hana Lili, Chvrches and Coldplay.

The surprise of the night came when Kelly Jones, the frontman from Wales’ biggest rock band Stereophonics, joined Coldplay on stage for a rendition of Dakota and the stadium erupted in full voice.  This was followed swiftly by a rousing performance of the Welsh National anthem by the Bridgend Male Voice choir.

The show closed with an explosion of confetti and firework display from the roof of the stadium as Coldplay played out a trilogy of hits, Humankind, Fix You and Biutyful.

Befittingly, Biutyful is about how there is beauty and magic to be found in all things and all people.  And, Coldplay, you certainly were magical.