Coldplay offer subpacs for deaf fans

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For years Coldplay have been handing out bracelets to fans on their tours which light up during their gigs, but their new freebies aim to enhance the experience for people with hearing loss.

Subpacs are used by mix engineers so they can feel the bass in the studio to help sculpt the sounds when their studio speakers aren’t up to scratch.

But thanks to Chris Martin and co they are being offered to fans with hearing loss so they can feel the music in stadiums.

The idea was suggested by Martin and his partner, actress Dakota Johnson

The Coldplay frontman told US's CBS Mornings: "My partner, she said, 'I got you a Christmas present, a Subpac.

"She said, 'It's like what Finneas [Eilish] wears on stage when he's with Billie [Eilish].' And it vibrates, so it's useful for someone like Finneas to hear where the one is on the bass drum."

The band announced the news ahead of their tour earlier this year on Instagram saying: "We want our live shows to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. For our D/deaf and Hard-of-hearing guests. "We’re proud to provide @subpac (wearable, bass-delivering vests), in addition to two sign language interpreters at every show.”

You can secure a Subpac for a Coldplay show on their 2022/23 tour by emailing