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Hospitality review: Coldplay with Club Wembley

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What a fantastic evening at Coldplay’s sixth and final gig of their Music of the Spheres World Tour!  Our Editor, Marja-Leena, was lucky to be there on August 21st to enjoy one of the best of the UK’s rock legends, Coldplay, with Club Wembley.

“We arrived in good time at the club’s Bobby Moore suite to soak up the atmosphere of the iconic Wembley Stadium before the main act would take to the stage. I’m so glad we did as Club Wembley had laid out a great buffet style dinner for everyone. There was an American themed selection of burgers, chicken wings, hot dogs, potato salad, pizza, chilli con carne, fries and more with yummy cookies and a whole trolley of other delicious desserts to choose from. I opted for a very tasty Indian instead and thoroughly enjoyed my Chicken Tikka and veggie samosa.

 

The Club is a very comfortable space, and stylish too, and concert nights are hosted as an informal evening, when during football matches it’s a much more formal dinner set up making it great for corporate hospitality.

There was plenty of sofa areas as well as dining tables for chilling at whilst sipping complimentary wine or beer and enjoying the tunes played by the resident DJ. There was even a makeup artist to beautify our faces with lovely sparkly decorations. This was hugely popular and at the end we abandoned the queue in favour of catching the last tunes of London Grammar who were warming up for Coldplay.

It was finally time to welcome the main act on stage. Wembley was packed with close to 80,000 fans in the audience and the atmosphere was incredible. The band and Chris Martin their frontman and singer are incredible performers as you’d know and they gave us their best with all time favourites such as Yellow, Fix You and A Sky Full of Stars as well as a couple of new songs too.

 

We were treated for an amazing surprise at the end when Stormzy joined the Chris to sing ‘Blinded by Your Crace Pt.1’. Coldplay have welcomed to the stage a different star each night during this tour, including Natalia Imbruglia, Alan Partrigde and Shaznay Lewis.

The audience were all wearing LED wristbands with changing colour lights and these really were a great add-on and created a fantastic scene of the audience.

The only thing to fault on this fabulous night was Tfl – funny as Chris Martin even thanked them for working on Sunday night making his concert possible after it had been postponed due to a rail strike earlier. Tfl totally let us all down by not arranging enough tube trains that would run until the music fans had managed to make their way back to London and to other train stations to transport them home. What a chaos it turned out to be with the last tube out of Wembley Park station at 11:50, leaving many thousands stranded, trying to cram into a few night buses or to find a taxi somehow. Where were the coaches? Why didn’t trains and the tube run later?  This wasn’t an isolated incident either as similar chaos has been reported from many other recent music events at Wembley Stadium.

More about Club Wembley

Wembley Stadium is an iconic venue for sport and music, and, with Club Wembley, you can truly guarantee the very best seats in the house and host a fantastic experience at Wembley Stadium.

Major events like the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final and Final, England international matches and the Carabao Cup Final are all included as core events in any Club Wembley membership. As well as priority access to tickets for in-demand concerts which so far this summer have included sell-out shows for Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Westlife and Coldplay, and other high profile sporting events, like the NFL and boxing.

The Club Wembley team continues to develop how they deliver an incredible experience for members at each event. This includes the creation of bespoke menus tailored to each event – whether it’s hot dogs and tacos at the NFL, or regional recipes to appeal to travelling fans at a cup final. There’s something to suit all tastes.

Over the years, Club Wembley has evolved to be able to offer different levels of hospitality, to suit different needs. Whether hosting corporate partners and networking, or just wanting something a little bit special for a concert or global boxing match, there is now a membership to reflect individual needs.

From more informal hospitality venues such as Centre Circle, where memberships start at £4,620, right up to the ultimate experience of One Twenty, which is an annual membership of £11,900, and the stadium’s most premium hospitality offering.

Club Wembley has six membership options so that people can pick an entertainment package that suits them. Sit back, relax, and experience the best moments Wembley Stadium has to offer:

Inner Circle (membership starts from £2,466)

With guaranteed seats in the heart of the action for some of the greatest major football matches, including the Lionesses return to the stadium in October, Inner Circle members gain access (up to three hours prior to kick-off) to bars, gastro pubs, and concourse food outlets serving well-loved classics well done like gourmet burgers or golden fish and chips.

Soak up the atmosphere before the game, then take your seat and enjoy sought-after views. It doesn’t stop there, members can access bars and restaurants after the match too, and gain priority access to iconic concerts and other sporting event tickets, complimentary trains to ensure hassle-free travel, and opportunities to meet England legends.

Centre Circle (membership starts from £4,620)

Set on Wembley’s half-way line, Centre Circle offers casual dining and an unparalleled view of sport and entertainment with seats right opposite the dugouts. You may be in London, but members can enjoy buffet-style dining with street food from around the world, with unlimited complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks that can be enjoyed before, during, and after the events. With additional money-can’t-buy experiences available like playing on Wembley’s turf, Centre Circle allows members to fully maximise their matchday ritual.

Number Nine (membership starts from £5,400)

Named after the iconic number nine jersey who has seen some amazing players from Shearer, Charlton, and Kane, welcome to Club Wembley’s membership for those who want to play with flair. Club Wembley welcomes fans to this unique culinary journey, providing second-to-none hospitality with live entertainment and all-inclusive food and drink.

Rub shoulders with high profile names, as well as being able to feast at the best of British buffet, where street vendors bring a variety of cuisine from iconic London destinations from succulent beef joint to fresh oysters, served with complimentary flowing drinks.

From the newly refurbished restaurant, members can take their guaranteed seats adjacent to the royal box. Number Nine members can enjoy complimentary parking, as well as the other benefits from the Inner and Centre circle Memberships.

Bobby Moore (membership starts from £8,268)

The Bobby Moore membership keeps fans returning year after year. Named after a national hero, guests are immersed in an all-inclusive entertainment package that takes them right to the soul of English Football. Four course gourmet meals with bespoke menus crafted by Head of Culinary, Harry Lomas, drawing inspiration from each event to bring the whole experience to life. With live entertainment and unlimited Laurent Perrier Champagne, Bobby Moore members can enjoy a fine dining experience with celebratory-feel; they may even have a football legend pop by their table! With guaranteed seats near the dugouts, guests can get up close and personal when players walk the trophy route. A truly breath-taking moment.

At concerts, Bobby Moore is transformed with a more informal offering of food vendors (offering everything from curry through to hot dogs), pre-event entertainment and post event parties including DJ’s and special guests.

One Twenty (membership starts from £11,910)

Be one of the few with One Twenty: the most exclusive club in English football.  With just 120 members, members can expect gold-standard service and experiences unmatched to any other. Recline and relax in the members’ lounge before moving to the bar to enjoy unlimited champagne and bespoke cocktails to suit all tastes. An indulgent five-course meal awaits, with menus inspired by match and event days, providing guests with a culinary experience like no other.

Will you choose to relax in a stylish private booth or take to a table overlooking the pitch with panoramic views? The choice is yours. On top of the other stunning benefits mentioned in Club Wembley’s packages, One Twenty members automatically receive a Home House membership – Club Wembley’s partner private members’ club in London’s Marylebone – and, to top off this luxe experience, hassle-free valet parking.