Chris Martin Won't Perform at Wildfire Fundraising Concert Despite List Announcement
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Coldplay announces that their frontman will perform at Global Citizen Festival in South Africa on the same day as the fundraising concert.

AceShowbiz - Fans who are anticipating to watch Chris Martin perform at One Love Malibu festival will be disappointed after reading this. Even though the Coldplay frontman is announced as one of the performers at the upcoming fundraising concert, it appears he won't be taking the stage because he himself has no idea that he is listed as performer.

The band announced the sad news through their Twitter account on November 22, shortly after the flyer made its way round the internet. "This event sounds great but the flyer below is the first we've heard about it," they said on the micro-blogging site, explaining that the boyfriend of Dakota Johnson will be in South Africa on the day of the festival. "Chris will be performing in Johannesburg at the Global Citizen Festival."

Still, the band wished nothing but the best for the upcoming concert. "We wish #onelovemalibu all the best but Chris definitely won't be there," they concluded the message.

Even though Chris has officially been crossed out of the performers list, fans still get the chance to watch performances by the likes of Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani and Robin Thicke when it takes place on December 2. Songwriter Linda Perry is serving as the event's musical director. The name of the event itself is inspired by One Love Manchester concert, which was organized in response to the bombing at Ariana Grande's concert in the city.

All proceeds from the concert will go to The Malibu Foundation and One Love Malibu relief efforts. The funds will primarily help uninsured people or those with limited money and resources as well as animal refuge and care and efforts to rebuild and regenerate Malibu.

The raging California wildfire has claimed at least 86 lives while laying waste to a total area of nearly 400 square miles as of now. Officials said that at least 64 of the remains have been positively identified so far.

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