Coldplay stunned as awards rival trashes Chris Martin's table

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was left stunned after his table was trashed at the NME awards by a singer who jumped on it during a performance.

Oli Sykes, from Bring Me The Horizon, suddenly leapt on Coldplay's table during Wednesday night's awards ceremony while performing Happy Song.

The heavily-tattooed singer made his way past Chris, inside the 02 Academy Brixton, before the stunt.

Oli knocked bottles of bubbly out of the way as he belted out the heavy track, before the table appeared to partially collapse beneath him.

But the Coldplay singer appeared to relish the impromptu moment, describing it as "very rock 'n' roll".

Fresh from performing the prestigious halftime slot at the Super Bowl, Coldplay were honoured with the 2016 Godlike Genius Award. The band was also recently announced as the first of this year's Glastonbury headliners.

Oli denied that the stunt was a "dirty protest" over previous claims he made that Coldplay's album artwork for A Head Full of Dreams copied BMTH's Sempiternal record.

He told BANG Showbiz: "We were aiming for Yoko Ono! No, not really. Did it look intentional? It wasn't. He said he wanted to hear us so I brought it as close as possible. My sound just wasn't right that's why I went onto Chris Martin's table... it wasn't a dirty protest."

Meanwhile, the Sheffield rockers - who picked up the Innovation Award on the night - admitted they were determined to make an unforgettable 'impression' with their debut NME Awards performance.

Oli said: "You know when you know nobody is going to care about your band if you just do what you usually do. It was one of those things when you are like you are going to have to make an impression somehow."

And on picking up the Innovation prize, he added: "It's cool for us because we usually just get Kerrang! Awards, which is also good but obviously people like us in that scene."

Both bands' albums incorporate "the flower of life" into their designs - a symbol synonymous with most of the world's major religions.

And speaking to NME about Coldplay's decision to use the artwork, Oli said: "They might not have known at first, but obviously if you Google 'flower of life' the first thing that comes up is 'Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal', it's like, if you Google the images, someone's gonna have said something to them, so whether it was intentional or not, it is the same.

"It's not ours, it's kind of cool really, it's a cool thing that a band that big are also gonna be sharing that with people."

- Daily Mail

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