Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Welcome Coldplay to stage at BC Place
September 22nd, 2023
The three First Nations to open both Coldplay performances in Vancouver
Vancouver, BC – On Friday, September 22, Coldplay received a welcome on-stage at BC Place by youth representatives of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. The three Nations came together to share a land acknowledgement on behalf of Coldplay, opening the show for Coldplay’s first and only Canadian stop for their Music of the Spheres world tour.
This is the first time the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations have taken the stage to welcome a band and open a concert at BC Place. The milestone falls one week ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.
The Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations will take the stage again on night two of Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres performance at BC Place on Saturday, September 23. Both nights were sold out, with an expected attendance of over 40,000 attendees per night.
About BC Place
As the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in Western Canada, BC Place provides a spectacular home for international, professional and amateur sport, entertainment, commerce, cultural experiences and community gatherings for the benefit of all British Columbians.
BC Place is a part of BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a Provincial Crown Corporation of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport that owns and operates the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place.