Young Chris Martin predicted how big Coldplay would be 25 years ago
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People are flooding to social media over resurfaced footage of Chris Martin predicting the future of Coldplay.
First called Big Fat Noises, and later Starfish, the band which eventually became known as Coldplay is one of the most successful UK bands of all time.
But did Coldplay ever predict just how big they'd get? Well, lead vocalist and co-founder Chris Martin did.
A clip played on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which was recorded on 26 June 1998, shows the frontman of the group standing in a field at his school - Wye Farming College - end of year ball.
In the video, Martin says: "Jon Buckland, Chris Martin, Will Champion and Guy Berryman Act of the Coldplay. They're going to go on to be such a huge band. This will be on national television within four years. Four years.
"By 26 June, 2002, Coldplay, the band, or whatever they're called then will be known, just all over man. We're going to be so big.
"Guy, Will, John and Chris. Don't you forget. Massive, absolutely huge."
Indeed, four years later - or four years and three days later to be exact, according to a TikTok compilation video shared by user @blake_loves_music_lots - and Coldplay was one of the headline performers at Glastonbury Festival - the 'largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world' as per the festival's website.
And fans of the rock band can't get enough of the resurfaced clip and Martin's prediction for Coldplay.
One TikTok user wrote: "Gives me chills every time."
"Right mindset to have!!" another added.
A third commented: "God bless the band."
My personal favourite comment so far: "He looks like Jeremy from peep show."
"'We only survived because of other people'. Thank you Chris Martin for saying this," a YouTube user wrote.
And a final resolved: "Dreams do come true for some."
Over 20 years later and Coldplay are continuing to live the dream - or should I say reality - predicted by Martin, travelling round the globe for its Music of the Spheres World Tour.
The tour is the band's eighth concert tour and began on 18 March, 2022, with it set to end on 22 November 2023.
Most of its dates are sold out, so the clocks are ticking if you're going to nab a spot, see Sparks fly and sing along to some Magic music which is sure to Fix You.