According to multiple sources, including an article in the Wall Street Journal, it appears as though Coldplay will be headlining the Superbowl halftime festivities. The band will reportedly feature special guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars, both of who have appeared as headliners in the last few years.
The formal announcement from the NFL is slated to appear tonight, but the news is essentially confirmed. Coldplay will be the first band to grace the Superbowl stage since The Who in 2010, as the group gears up to release their new album, A Head Full Of Dreams, tomorrow night. Beyonce is a featured vocalist on the album track “Hymn For The Weekend.”
The Superbowl is set to take place on February 7th, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
Of course, after the Red Hot Chili Peppers had to apologize for their mimed performance of “Give It Away” at the Halftime show in 2014, we do realize that the Superbowl slot may not technically be “live music.” Still, we felt you’d want to know who was performing at the most-watched musical event in America.
Our condolences to anyone who signed the petition for the Grateful Dead to perform.