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Coldplay to return to their roots

Image caption Radio 2 will be giving away tickets to the gig in Camden

Coldplay are set to play an intimate gig at a venue where they first played 13 years ago, it has been announced.

The band, who are scheduled to perform a string of stadium dates next summer, will play Camden's Dingwalls venue next month in a free show for BBC Radio 2.

The group, fronted by Chris Martin, first played at the venue in May 1998, to raise money for the recording of the band's first release, The Safety EP.

The gig takes place on 6 December and will be broadcast a week later.

Flyers for the 1998 London show introduced the band as The Coldplay, with tickets costing just £4.

Two years later they released their debut album.

Since then Coldplay have had several chart-topping hits and played hundreds of sold-out concerts across the world.

Tickets to see the group on their stadium tour next summer, which go on sale tomorrow, will cost upwards of £49.50.

Meanwhile Radio 2 has announced that its annual Folk Awards is set to move to The Lowry in Salford next year, marking the first time the event has been staged outside London.

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