Press Releases 2017

UWTSD Student sings with Coldplay

12.07.2017

UWTSD student, Elin Hughes, became the envy of all Coldplay fans last night when she had the incredible experience of signing the National Anthem with Chris Martin and the band at the end of their sell-out show in Cardiff (Tuesday, July 11th).

Elin Hughes

Elin Hughes from Llanybydder has just finished her first year studying the Welsh medium BA Perfformio (Performance) course with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Cardiff and was ecstatic at being given the honour of singing with Coldplay during the first of their shows at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Earlier this week, Eilir Owen Griffiths, co-ordinator of the BA Perfformio course received a call from a member of Coldplay’s production team asking if one of his students would be willing to sing the anthem at the end of their set - and of course, Elin jumped at the chance.

"It was so excited," said 19 year old Elin. "I've been a huge Coldplay fan for years so it was absolutely amazing to have the opportunity to perform with them.

"I've been very fortunate to receive a number of fantastic experiences during my time on the course, but this was one of the best things I’ve ever done. However, I would never have had the opportunity to sing last night if it wasn’t for the great connections my lecturers have, so I’m extremely grateful to them for thinking of me.

"It was amazing to sing the anthem with Chris Martin and the band and to hear sixty thousand voices singing along with us," said Elin who’s hoping for a career in musical theatre.

"I'm so grateful to have been given this incredible opportunity – it’ll be an experience that will stay with me forever."

Eilir Owen Griffiths, co-ordinator of the BA Perfformio course at UWTSD said:

"We are so pleased and proud that Elin was given the opportunity to represent the course on such a massive occasion.  With a huge crowd at the stadium, some 60,000 people will have had the chance to hear Elin sing and to witness her sharing a stage with one of the world’s biggest bands.  Last night will have been an experience and an evening that Elin will never forget.”

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