Coldplay to headline Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Coldplay has confirmed that they will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The NFL made the announcement during halftime of the Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions on CBS and NFL Network.

“[Frontman] Chris [Martin] is designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL’s On the Fifty campaign – honoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years,” a statement on the band’s website reports.

Also, for the first-time ever, Pepsi will give fans behind-the-scenes access to how this monumental show will come together. Visit for the first exclusive behind the scenes look at how the band is beginning their journey to the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Coldplay join an esteemed list of recent halftime acts including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more.

More than 118.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, marking the most-watched Halftime Show ever. The Super Bowl and Halftime Show will be broadcast worldwide from Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Other special guests are rumored to join the band. More details when they become available.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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