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Glasto viewers spot incredible thing Michael J. Fox did during performance with Coldplay

Glasto viewers spot incredible thing Michael J. Fox did during performance with Coldplay

Michael J Fox was not the only special guest Coldplay brought out at Glastonbury

Glastonbury viewers were already feeling joyous when Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay on the Glastonbury stage for their set.

The band brought out several guest stars, but there are few figures as beloved as the Back to the Future actor, who got onto the Glastonbury stage near the end of their set.

The 63-year-old was diagnosed with Parkinson's back in 1991 and in 2020 retired from acting due to worsening symptoms.

However, that hasn't stopped him from joining Coldplay during their set, as he could be seen jamming along to their music on his guitar.

One of the songs he was on stage for was 'Fix You', and while his appearance at Glastonbury had viewers in tears, something else he did during the song had them cheering.

Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay for their Glastonbury set. (BBC)
Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay for their Glastonbury set. (BBC)

During the performance of 'Fix You', Coldplay's Chris Martin briefly switched up his lyrics to sing a bit of 'Johnny B. Goode', the Chuck Berry tune which Marty McFly plays in Back to the Future.

In the movie there's a spot where Marty starts hopping across the stage and kicking his leg out, after which he kind of takes things too far and realises his audience aren't ready for that yet, but their kids are gonna love it.

Anyhow, as Coldplay briefly hopped over to 'Johnny B. Goode', Michael J. Fox let out what viewers described as a 'perfectly timed kick into the air' after which fireworks shot out of the stage.

You can catch the beautiful moment for yourself in the video below:

While Fox may have been in a wheelchair on stage, he's still got a performer's chops and a great knack for timing.

The Back to the Future star jammed along with Coldplay on his guitar at Glastonbury and viewers said his kick was a 'pure release' and 'amazing' which delivered an 'unreal moment' for those who saw it.

Others said the moment 'absolutely sent me into floods' and described Fox as 'a treasure'.

Damn right.

As well as performing with the band for 'Fix You,' Fox also helped Coldplay with 'Humankind'.

He wasn't the only guest they brought on for their set, as they also invited British rapper Little Simz and Palestinian-Chilean vocalist Elyanna on to bask in the Glastonbury atmosphere.

Michael J Fox was an excellent guest star (BBC)
Michael J Fox was an excellent guest star (BBC)

They were definitely a popular combination with the Glastonbury viewers.

This is actually Coldplay's fifth time headlining the festival, meaning they've outstripped all other bands for the number of times they've done that.

First making their Gasto debut in 1999, they've since headlined in 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2016.

Until recently they were tied with The Cure on headlining four times, now they're out in front.

The most iconic Glastonbury moments

2000: The year that nearly killed Glasto

It was all okay in the end. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
It was all okay in the end. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

While Glasto has always had people attempting to gatecrash, 24 years ago gatecrashers descended the infamous festival in record numbers.

It was so bad it resulted in the festival being cancelled the following year as ticketless punters swarmed the site, with fears at the time the chaos could kill off the festival altogether.

Luckily, as we know, Glasto is still going strong. Speaking to the Guardian in 2020, the festival's co-creator Michael Eavis explained: "The fence wasn’t good enough, the security was crap. So I was hauled over the coals by the police, who said: "You’ve got to get someone to organise your show. You’re a nice bloke and all that, but you couldn’t arrange something in a brewery, you know the saying?

"I said: ‘Fair enough. At least I can be guaranteed to get 150,000 people at the drop of a hat – I did get the knack of that!’”

The set that turned Coldplay into megastars

The set helped turn Coldplay into megastars. (BBC)
The set helped turn Coldplay into megastars. (BBC)

Back in 2002, the ‘Fix You’ hitmakers won fans over as they played tunes from their upcoming second album.

Apparently, the band’s agent didn’t feel they were ready for it at the time, but Eavis insisted they headlined.

And I’m sure they’re glad they listened seeing as they’ve now got nine studio albums under their belt and millions in the bank, with their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour having grossed more than half a billion dollars in its two-year run. Impressive.

Jay-Z playing Oasis on the Pyramid Stage

He hit back in the best way. (BBC)
He hit back in the best way. (BBC)

It was the feud no one saw coming, but in 2008 rapper Jay-Z responded to Noel Gallagher slagging off having ‘hip hop at Glastonbury’ in the most hilarious way.

The star opened up his infamous headlining set on the pyramid stage playing his own version of ‘Wonderwall’, which went down a treat with fans and spawned one of the most iconic moments in Glasto history.

The muddiest year ever

It was pure carnage. (BBC)
It was pure carnage. (BBC)

Britain isn’t exactly known for its glorious sunshine and I think that’s especially the case when it comes to festivals, which often see punters squelching through mud in their wellies, pint in hand.

Glasto in particular has become synonymous with being pretty muddy, but 2016 really took the biscuit. Even the festival’s boss said ’in all 46 years, it hasn’t been as bad as this’ as things became an absolute logistical nightmare after weeks of rainfall beforehand.

The scenes were chaotic, to say the least. Festival-goers were filmed diving into the mud and struggling to wade through gloop in such a way that made going for a pint like climbing Mount Everest. Generally, everyone was just really trying not to fall on their ars*s.

It wasn’t a pretty sight, but of course Brits still managed to embrace the music and the photos and videos have since gone down in the Glasto history books.

The Killers' secret set

The band performed again in 2019. (BBC)
The band performed again in 2019. (BBC)

The iconic band decided to take a more chilled approach to festival life by taking over the secret act slot on the John Peel stage in 2017.

However, as is usually the case with 'secret' gigs, word spread quickly as fans flooded to the stage in their droves to catch the band in action.

It was a far cry from their previous Glasto performance, which saw their headline show become marred with serious technical issues which majorly affected the sound.

Kylie's long-awaited headline set

Kylie's set broke records. (BBC)
Kylie's set broke records. (BBC)

In 2019 Kylie Minogue set the pyramid stage alight for her headline set, but she was actually meant to grace the stage much sooner.

14 years earlier, the pop princess was forced to cancel her slot after being diagnosed with breast cancer, making her appearance on the stage even more special for both her and fans.

Her set ended up being crowned the most-watched in Glastonbury’s history, raking in 3.9million watching at its peak, beating the likes of Ed Sheeran, Adele and even Beyoncé.

Alex from Glasto

A meme was born. (BBC)
A meme was born. (BBC)

That same year, rapper Dave created probably one of the most meme-able Glasto moments when he brought a bloke called Alex on stage to perform ‘Thiago Silva’ with him, which he absolutely nailed.

Safe to say the moment went viral, with the then 15-year-old becoming known as 'Alex from Glasto'.

It's no surprise really given his unreal rapping skills and the fact that he was donning a bucket hat, FILA bag and Paris Saint-Germain shirt. Brilliant.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Glastonbury, Coldplay, Music, Festivals, Celebrity