SHANKLIN Theatre will welcome live music back to its hallowed halls for the first time since 2020 when a popular tribute band hits the stage this summer.

Formed by Coldplay fans, Coldplace have accumulated more than 800 gigs in the past 16 years, both in the UK and abroad.

Shane Croft, lead singer of Coldplace, said: "Lockdown has brought challenges to many people over the last 18 months.

“Our reality now is we are allowed to perform to a live audience on a stage, and this is our focus at the moment.

"As musicians, this is what we’ve been longing for since we first went into lockdown last year. We had no idea it would last this long, and unlike other industries, we haven’t had any relaxation of rules during this time.”

Coldplace will perform at Shanklin Theatre on Sunday, August 22.

An explosive gig will include confetti canons, a laser light show and xylobands — wristbands containing light-emitting diodes and radio frequency receivers — for the audience to light up the auditorium.

Fans can grab their tickets at a cost of £23.50 on the Shanklin Theatre website and more information on the band is available at