WATCH: Elyanna Sang in Arabic with Coldplay at Glastonbury 2024

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Elyanna is making her dreams come true. On June 29, the Palestinian-Chilean singer-songwriter joined Coldplay as a special guest during their Glastonbury 2024 headlining slot at the Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.

“Shokrannnn [Thanks] @coldplay 🌈🌈 What an honor to sing with u at @glastofest,” the singer wrote online. “I’m soooooo emotional rn 14 years old Yanna that watched coldplay live from a very far seat would be so proud today🥹🥹.”

The “Ganeni” singer joined the British rock band to perform “We Pray” with the Baltic String Orchestra and British rapper Little Simz. Nigerian singer Burna Boy made an appearance on the screen. Coldplay also invited Elyanna and Nigerian musician Femi Kuti to perform “Arabesque” together. She performed in both Arabic and English on stage. Other special guests include British singer Laura Mvula for “Violet Hill” and Canadian-American actor Back to the Future Michael J. Fox on guitar for “Humankind” and “Fix You.” 

Fans are excited about Coldplay and Elyanna’s live collaboration. An X user wrote: “i’m never going to shut up about the fact that Elyanna, a born and raised Palestinian, performed in front of 130,000+ people at Glastonbury with Coldplay.” Another X user commented: “I’m so happy to see @Elyanna in #Glastonbury main stage singing in Arabic. Representation matters, and now more than ever, where big names are quiet in the industry. @coldplay gracias! ♥️🇵🇸 #ColdplayGlastonbury.” 

Other social media users hope the live collaboration becomes an official song release. “I wish coldplay [includes] @Elyanna angelic voices in the final mix of We Pray, her voice suits the song really well 🥹😭,” a fan wrote.

Up next, Elyanna is scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL, on Aug. 1; the Osheaga Festival on Aug. 4; Outside Lands in San Francisco, CA, on Aug. 11; and the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. She recently released her newest nine-track album WOLEDTO on Apr. 12.