(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 14 - A huge surge in demand for tickets
for Coldplay's Expo 2020 Dubai concert brought the world's
fair's website down shortly after sales were opened at the
Avid fans of the British group flooded the site trying to get free tickets on the click day.
The British pop icons are set to perform at the World Fair on 15 February.
The show, part of Expo 2020's Infinite Nights Series, is being staged to support Expo's Programme for People and Planet and in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
"As a band, we always try to put togetherness and sustainability at the heart of everything we do," Coldplay said in a statement.
"It's an honour to be invited to perform at Expo 2020 Dubai Infinite Nights for a special celebration of these two themes." Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister for Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate, expressed satisfaction.
"This initiative is a great illustration of how all sectors of society can make a meaningful contribution to a net zero world, and it aligns with the UAE's inclusive approach to its 'Net Zero by 2050' strategic initiative," Al Jaber said.
"With 90% of global economies now aiming for net zero, the UAE looks forward to collaborating with all willing partners in the run up to COP 27 in Egypt and COP 28 (in 2023) in the UAE, which will represent a crucial stock-taking moment for gauging climate progress in line with the Paris Agreement.
"I am delighted that Coldplay has chosen to use its considerable popularity to engage with its fanbase in promoting sustainable development and a brighter, lower-carbon future." (ANSA).