Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute wins NME Music Moment of the Year 2017

Every year there are a few standout moments that everyone remembers!

When: June 26 2016
Why was it one of the music moments of the year?: It was probably the most moving thing to happen at Worthy Farm in years. In February last year, Viola Beach were in Sweden to perform at the Where Is The Music? festival when they and their manager were involved in a tragic car crash, which took all of their lives. In the months that followed, tons of tributes from throughout the music world were paid to the rising Warrington group, including this touching moment during Coldplay’s Glastonbury headline set. Covering ‘Boys That Sing’ alongside the band’s original recording of the song, Chris Martin gave a speech beforehand saying they were going to “create Viola Beach’s alternative future for them and let them play Glastonbury for a song.”

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