The Carolina Panthers are getting ready to face off against the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, but as any music fan knows, the main events go down before the first kickoff and in the middle of the game as the players rest.
So just who will be taking the mic on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California? The night will begin with Lady Gaga, who follows in the acclaimed footsteps of Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, the Dixie Chicks, and even the Backstreet Boys to perform the national anthem before the game.
Once the 50th annual championship game gets underway, Coldplay will lead the halftime show. Past halftime show performers Beyoncé and Bruno Mars are expected to join Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion on the stage, upping the ante of the highly anticipated show.
“The legacy of 50 Super Bowl halftimes will certainly be featured,” halftime show director Hamish Hamilton told EW. “It may not be a literal thing, but you’re definitely going to get the sense of 50. [And] there are always guests. I don’t see why this show would be different.”
In addition to Beyonce and Bruno Mars, recent halftime show performers include Katy Perry, Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, and The Who.
Super Bowl 50 kicks off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.