Mark Ronson also appeared at Super Bowl 50
The band opened their performance by performing a medley of songs ‘Yellow’, ‘Viva La Vida’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’, before Mars ran through his Mark Ronson-aided hit ‘Uptown Funk’, soon segueing into Beyoncé’s new single ‘Formation’.
Coldplay finished the show with a performance of ‘Fix You’ while a backdrop showed footage of Super Bowl halftime shows from the past. They were joined by Beyoncé, Ronson and Mars for a supergroup send-off.
Coldplay’s Jonny Buckland and Will Champion recently spoke to NME ahead of their Super Bowl performance, describing the chance to play the high-profile show as “surreal”.
“It felt pretty good,” Buckland said about being asked to play the gig. “Will and I went to it last year, to watch the game. It’s so big that you can’t even begin to think about it.”
Champion described the gig as “slightly terrifying,” but also as “a huge opportunity”. He added: “A lot of our favourite bands or acts have done it. It’s a bit too big to comprehend. We’re treating it as ‘we’ve got twelve minutes to play, let’s try and do as well as we can’. So much goes into it, but it’s one of those things where you never really know what’s going to happen on the day.”