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Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show: Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Maybe Beyonce to Perform

by Carolyn Menyes   Dec 3, 2015 17:21 PM EST

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Super Bowl 50 finally has its headlining act, and we're not talking about the two football teams. After months of rumors, it has been confirmed that Coldplay will be taking on the biggest stage in sports (and television) next February.

The Wall Street Journal reported that just two months after Coldplay is set to perform at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The British rockers have been potential players for a few years now, their name (along with Rihanna) were potential bids for this year's Super Bowl halftime show, which eventually went to Katy Perry.

Coldplay's Super Bowl performance will come two months after the release of the band's new (and potentially final) album A Head Full of Dreams, which will release on Friday, Dec. 4. The album is reportedly not going to be streaming on Spotify or other free music services, though it will be on platforms such as Apple Music and TIDAL.

A Head Full of Dreams features some big name collaborators, such as Tove Lo, Beyonce and Chris Martin's ex Gwyneth Paltrow. But, who will be joining the band at Super Bowl 50?

Of course, for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, the NFL isn't going small. Bruno Mars, who was rumored to be involved with the show earlier this year, is also slated to perform. Mars previously took the field for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

He's not the only Super Bowl who is expected to return for next year's show. Beyonce is also reported to be in talks to come back to the Super Bowl (she performed in 2013). She would, in fact, be a logical choice. She's collaborated with Coldplay on the new song "Hymn for the Weekend."

Super Bowl 50 will take place on Feb. 7, 2016.

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