GLOBAL music superstars Coldplay have filmed a live set at the iconic Whitby Abbey as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival.

Frontman Chris Martin and his bandmates were in the seaside town last week to record their set on Wednesday night.

Their gig will form part of the Big Weekend of Live Music 2021 which takes place across four days across the upcoming bank holiday.

Starting on May 28, it will feature more than 100 live performances for music fans to enjoy across a range of BBC platforms.

Around 50 of the performances will be brand new live sets recorded exclusively for Big Weekend 2021, with five filmed on location around the UK and more to be recorded in the BBC’s Radio Theatre.

Coldplay performed at Whitby Abbey, while Ed Sheeran’s performance takes place at Snape Maltings, a landmark arts complex on the banks of the River Alde in Suffolk.

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Jorja Smith at Alexandra Palace Picture: BBC

AJ Tracey performs at The Regal, a basketball court belonging to South London community hub The Black Prince Trust; Jorja Smith performs at the iconic Alexandra Palace in North London; and Royal Blood perform on Brighton Pier in Sussex.

The full line up and performance schedule across the weekend can be found on the Radio 1 website.

The Radio 1 DJ family will be coming together in person for the first time in over a year to host the event from an outdoor studio across the weekend.

Performances will be broadcast on Radio 1 with full sets available on BBC Sounds.

Fans will also be able to watch a selection of tracks on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer and YouTube channels, with a curated stream on BBC iPlayer featuring select performances and artist interviews from Saturday to Monday.

BBC One will also broadcast a 90-minute Big Weekend special hosted by Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2021: Best Bits on Saturday May 29, from 10.20pm will showcase some of the highlights from each of the new sets filmed around the UK and in the BBC’s Radio Theatre.

In 2019 around 25,000 fans flocked to Stewart Park in Middlesbrough to watch the likes of Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Stormzy take to the stage when the Big Weekend came to the North-East.