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Watch Coldplay bring out Aitch as a special guest at Manchester show

A special appearance from the hometown hero was on the menu for Coldplay fans last night

By Nick Reilly

Aitch and Coldplay (Picture: Anna Lee Media)

Coldplay marked their second night at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last night by bringing out a local hero: Aitch.

The Manchester rapper joined the stadium mainstays towards the end of their 23-song setlist and joined the group in performing two of his songs before Coldplay departed for an encore.

The 23-year-old, real name Harrison Armstrong, duetted with the group on his 2022 hit ‘1989’, before following it with ‘Buss Down’ – a formative track from the rapper back in 2019.

Further tributes to Manchester followed when the group performed James’ ‘Sit Down’ for the second night in a row, with Chris Martin explaining how the song had been a defining influence on his musical education in the ’90s.

Aitch and James aside, last night’s show saw the band deliver a career-spanning trip through their music that incorporated everything from Yellow’ and ‘Clocks’ to the later glories of ‘Something Just Like This’ and ‘My Universe’ – which respectively saw them teaming up with The Chainsmokers and BTS on the studio versions.

Next up, they’ll play two more shows in Manchester, before heading off for further shows in Cardiff and across Europe this summer.

Check out Coldplay’s Etihad Stadium setlist below.

1. ‘Higher Power’
2. ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’
3. ‘Paradise’
4. ‘The Scientist’
5. ‘Viva la Vida’
6. ‘Hymn for the Weekend’
7. ‘Everyday Life’
8. ‘In My Place’
8. ‘Yellow’
10. ‘Human Heart’
11. ‘People of the Pride’
12. ‘Clocks’
13. ‘Infinity Sign’
14. ‘Something Just Like This’ (The Chainsmokers & Coldplay cover)
15. ‘Midnight’ (remix)
16. ‘My Universe’ (Coldplay & BTS cover)
17. ‘A Sky Full of Stars’
18. ‘1989’ (Aitch cover. Performed with Aitch)
19. ‘Buss Down’ (Aitch cover. Performed with Aitch)
20. ‘Sit Down’ (James cover)
21. ‘Humankind’
22. ‘Fix You’
23. ‘Biutyful’