Coldplay Reportedly Headlining 2016’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Coldplay has some big news to go along with its new album – a headline spot at the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show.

The NFL is expected to make the announcement official during the broadcast of Thursday’s game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

For now, the Associated Press is citing “a person familiar with the production who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.”

Photo: James P. Hendershot
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

The Wall Street Journal got its sources to spill the beans about a few other artists that might take the stage. WSJ says, “Pop star Bruno Mars is also slated to perform at the show, sponsored by PepsiCo Inc., and Beyoncé is in talks to make a guest appearance, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Mars headlined the 2014 halftime show and Beyoncé played 2013’s edition.

Super Bowl 50 takes place Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The WSJ notes that it’s a good possibility Coldplay will schedule the ticket onsale for its North American tour to follow the big game. 

The British rock band announced stadium dates in South America and Europe a few weeks ago and said that North American shows would be added “at a later date.” Coldplay’s new album, A Head Full Of Dreams, is due out Friday.