Bruno Mars has confirmed that he will appear alongside Coldplay and Beyonce at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show.
Coldplay are the headliners of Super Bowl 50 2016 and previously announced Beyonce as a special guest. Mars has long been rumoured to be joining the show but remained unconfirmed until yesterday (February 5) when he posted an Instagram picture from the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
He wrote: “It ain’t a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn’t show up. #Confirmed #SB50 #Halftime” alongside a second image from the stadium tagged: “Mars has landed”.
Bruno Mars headlined the Super Bowl half-time show in 2014 with guests Red Hot Chili Peppers. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga will sing the US national anthem before this year’s game, which will see Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos battling to be named NFL champions on Sunday night.
Earlier this year it was confirmed that Coldplay will receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.
The band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the ceremony on February 17 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.
Coldplay, who recently released their seventh studio album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ and have sold 80 million records worldwide, will perform an exclusive set of their greatest hits to close the show.Tickets for the ceremony, held at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 17 February, are on sale now at NME.com/tickets.
Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.
Hot on both bands’ heels are Foals, receiving four nods across the shortlist, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album and Best Track. The Maccabees, who are yet to add an NME Awards gong to their trophy set, are up for Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album supported by HMV.
The winners are decided by you – the fans – and voting is now open.