Super Bowl 50 took place yesterday at the Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area, pitting eventual winners the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. But the sport was merely a sideshow for what was really the main event: the glossy half-time show. This year headlined by NME’s 2016 Godlike Geniuses Coldplay, the band also brought out Beyoncé and Bruno Mars to add to the spectacle. Here’s how it all went down.
The 71,000 people who were lucky enough to secure a seat for the big game also had a part to play in the halftime show – and, judging by the incredible colour co-ordinated display that brought the show to a close, not many people spent halftime at the bar.
Coldplay had a little help from some rather famous friends: Beyoncé had her own segment of the show, performing her new single ‘Formation’ – with a gold-encrusted microphone, as you do.
The middle section of the halftime show also saw Bruno Mars join the party to perform his galaxy-conquering single ‘Uptown Funk’, dressed in a custom Versace leather suit.
The Hawaiian showed off some nifty footwork during his time on stage.
The sparks were well and truly flying during Bruno’s energetic stint on stage.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin wasn’t to be outdone, however – he was a frenetic presence on stage, leaping from one end of the stage to the other for much of the band’s 13-minute slot.