Tiësto named first in-game DJ for Super Bowl

The icon will DJ Super Bowl LVIII from kickoff to confetti

The NFL has announced Tiësto as the first in-game superstar DJ for Super Bowl LVIII.

Tiësto will perform a DJ set before the game while the players warm up and fans settle in at Allegiant Stadium. Tiësto will stay as the in-game DJ and play during featured breaks within the game, becoming the first superstar DJ to perform throughout the Super Bowl. Portions of the performance on February 11th will be featured on the Super Bowl LVIII broadcast on CBS and live-streamed on the artist’s social channels.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Super Bowl LVIII!” shares Tiësto. “And it’s even more incredible that it’s in my favorite place – Las Vegas. Thank you to the NFL for having me. I cannot wait to party with you all at the big game!”

“Each year, we look to elevate the in-stadium experience for our fans, and with our first Super Bowl in Las Vegas, it seems only fitting to embrace the legacy of iconic DJs in this city by having Tiësto bring his signature style to our biggest event,” states Tim Tubito, director of event presentation and content at the NFL. “As one of the most influential DJ/producers who helped define the culture of Las Vegas and electronic music around the world, Tiësto is the perfect artist to help us create an unforgettable gameday experience for our fans, players and viewers everywhere.”

The Grammy Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon has brought electronic music to the masses, first rising out of the underground scene. He’s played the mainstage of every major international dance music festival and sold more than 36 million albums, clocked six Billboard Hot 100 hits and aggregated more than 11 billion streams worldwide, including 5.8 billion streams on his album Drive which is currently gold and approaching platinum status in the US.

The pregame DJ set, which occurs before the game while the players warm up, is a slot the NFL initially began programming at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. This will be the fifth year of the DJ set during player warmups, and Tiësto is the first artist who will be playing the full game, including the pre-game. Past years included sets from DJ Khaled in Miami, D-Nice in Tampa Bay, Zedd in Los Angeles and DJ Snake most recently in Phoenix.

Additional Super Bowl LVIII pregame entertainment includes Reba McEntire performing the National Anthem, Post Malone singing “America the Beautiful,” and Andra Day sharing her version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Usher will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation.

Buddy Iahn
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