After rumors of astronomical ticket prices, Global Citizen announces the band's debut India show in Mumbai on Nov. 19 will be free.
Coldplay's long-awaited, much-rumored India performance debut is finally confirmed.
After several tabloid reports that led to inaccurate coverage about expensive ticket prices and which city would host Chris Martin and Co., international social action platform Global Citizen announced Friday (Sept. 9) it would set up in India on Nov. 19 in Mumbai.
Initial news touted that the festival's first India edition would include Jay Z, but there's no confirmation of that yet. What is confirmed is that tickets won't cost INR 25,000 ($375 in U.S. dollars, approximately) to 500,000 ($7,475) and will follow the festival's established format of providing tickets for free to fans based on signing up to become a part of Global Citizen and "taking actions in support of education, equality, and sanitation campaigns," according to an announcement made earlier Friday. More details about the festival -- which is also headed to Canada next week -- will be announced Monday at 4 p.m. India Standard Time.