Coldplay Tabbed As Super Bowl Halftime Headliners

In what might be the most boring Super Bowl halftime show ever, Coldplay have landed the coveted 2016 Super Bowl half-time show slot, according to multiple reports. The Viva La Vida stars are reportedly gearing up for the big gig after signing on to help the NFL celebrate the 50th anniversary at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on 7 February. Last year Katy Perry headlined the Super Bowl half-time show, with Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott as her special guests.

Bruno Mars had previously emerged as an early favorite to headline again, just two years after hitting the main stage in 2014, and although he won’t be the main attraction, sources tell Us Magazine he will still be involved.

Other “friends of the group” are also allegedly set to join frontman Chris Martin and his bandmates at the special concert, which will be broadcast live around the world.

Recent reports had Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift as possible contenders for the huge show, but they are not expected to make appearances.

Coldplay, who have yet to comment on the news, will release their new album, A Head Full of Dreams, on Friday. The project features a handful of collaborations with artists including Beyonce, Noel Gallagher, Avicii and Chris’ ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow.