Coldplay to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.

The British rock band, which is releasing a new album Friday, will perform during halftime of the Super Bowl, according to a person familiar with the production who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Super Bowl 50 is set for Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The NFL is due to announce the halftime performer Thursday night during the prime-time matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

Katy Perry starred in the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history earlier this year, when more than 118 million viewers tuned in to see her perform with Lenny Kravitz and her now-famous dancing sharks. Previous halftime headliners include Bruno Mars, Prince, Beyoncé, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.

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