Coldplay Dedicate BRIT Awards To Refugees

24 February 2016, 21:03 | Updated: 24 February 2016, 22:48

Coldplay Brit Awards 2016 Live Performance

The band beat off competition from Blur and Foals to win the Best British Group award.

The band, who returned late last year with a new album, A Head Full Of Dreams, beat off some VERY stiff competition, including  Blur, who made their own comeback last year with The Magic Whip.

Accepting the award, Chris Martin paid tribute to the other bands, particularly the veteran Britpoppers: “Leisure was the first album I bought, back in 1991.”

He also dedicated the award to “all the young men and women musicians in the refugee camps… We could have been them, they could be us. They give us our job.”

Coldplay were also up against Foals, who came back in 2015 with a huge new album What Went Down, boyband favourites One Direction and dance pop act Years And Years.