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Super Bowl halftime show 2016: Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars will all perform

Coldplay will be joined by two previous Super Bowl halftime show performers.

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The NFL's golden anniversary of the Super Bowl will feature some Super Bowl halftime show performers who have taken the stage in the biggest game before. Beyoncé and Bruno Mars are both expected to join Coldplay for the halftime show at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7.

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Beyoncé was the performer of the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 and Bruno Mars was the headliner for Super Bowl XLVIII one year later in 2014. Coldplay has never before taken the stage at the Super Bowl.

The game itself will feature the Denver Broncos, in their eighth Super Bowl, and the Carolina Panthers, playing in their second Super Bowl.

During Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, in 2015, Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz were the headliners and Perry rode a mechanical lion before dancing with sharks and beach balls.


Perry's 13-minute performance, which also featured an appearance from Missy Elliott, drew 118.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings, making it the most-watched halftime show of all-time. The performance of Bruno Mars from one year earlier previously held the record with 115.3 million viewers.

The first 24 Super Bowls didn't feature pop acts, but Super Bowl XXV in 1991 broke the trend when New Kids on the Block performed in Tampa, Florida.

With kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET, the halftime show is likely to begin sometime between 8-8:30 p.m.

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