When Coldplay arrive in Dublin for their Croke Park gigs later this year, there might be one famous face in the crowd cheering them on.

Bono spoke of Chris Martin and co. in glowing terms on a new music series called 'Music Uncovered: The Genius Of Coldplay'.

The BBC Sounds documentary spans eight episodes and is hosted by Radio 1 DJ Greg James, with contributions from Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, their manager Phil Harvey, Kylie Minogue, Stormzy and others who are fans of the band.

Bono is an unexpected contributor, but says that his favourite Coldplay song is 'Clocks', from their second album 'A Rush of Blood to the Head'.

"It just sort of sticks to you, tighter than time itself," said the U2 frontman. "The clock face of one band sharing a moment in time… I remember when I first heard it, punching the air in a manly but not aggressive way, and then the feeling of, 'Oh, this is just better than anyone else’s song at the moment’."

He added: "I should mention Coldplay are not a rock band. I hope that’s obvious. There is something much more interesting going on there like the Isley Brothers or something.

"They should not be judged by rock rules… Rage is the river running under most rock formations. Coldplay’s music has a different source and I think it’s best revealed in this song 'Clocks'."

Coldplay will headline Glastonbury next month, and bring their 'Music of the Spheres' tour to Dublin's Croke Park on August 29th and 30th, and September 1st and 2nd.