English rock band Coldplay have shunned their massive popularity to play an intimate gig in Australia for just 150 lucky fans at the Sydney Opera House.

The YELLOW stars, who recently played to 17,000 fans in Los Angeles, played in a tiny room at the landmark on Wednesday (16JUL03), with lead singer Chris Martin joking to fans his band has been relegated "to the basement".

A delighted fan gushed after the exclusive set, "It was incredibly intimate. The background was a black cloth with fairy lights through it like stars. It was beautiful."

18/07/2003 13:39