The Super Bowl halftime show is a legendary occasion in the showbiz calendar – the most glitzy collision between sport and music of all.
While the Super Bowl may look very different to usual in 2021, the halftime show will go ahead in its usual otherworldly fashion with another big name to add to the list of stars who have been involved over the years.
This year’s chosen performer is sure to raise the roof in Tampa Bay while the homeward bound Buccaneers take on the reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs in the showpiece game of American sport.
RadioTimes.com has all the details about the Super Bowl halftime show in 2021 including who is performing, what time they will emerge and more.
When is the Super Bowl halftime show?
Super Bowl LV kicks off on Sunday 7th February 2021, but will run into the early hours of Monday morning. Prepare yourself for a late one!
What time is the Super Bowl halftime show?
The game itself is scheduled to get underway at 11:30pm (UK time). The halftime show is likely to begin around 1am on Monday morning, but tune in earlier to make sure you catch the whole thing.
In fact, just tune in for the whole game! Tom Brady v Patrick Mahomes is not to be missed.
Who is performing in the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show?
The Weeknd has been confirmed as the headline act for the Super Bowl LV halftime show.
The three-time Grammy Award winner topped the UK and US music charts in 2020 with his fourth studio album, After Hours.
The 30-year-old Canadian, real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, has sold more than 75 million records globally.
He’s also said not to expect any guests this year.
How long is the Super Bowl halftime show?
Regular NFL games have a 12-minute break between halves but the Super Bowl’s grander scale means a longer gap at halftime.
The performing artist is, on average, granted around 13 to 14 minutes to strut their stuff in front of a global television audience of 160 million.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs players and coaches could be kept waiting for up to 30 minutes, with logistical issues such as the set-up and take-down of performance stages needing to be sorted.
What channel is the Super Bowl halftime show on?
You can watch all the Super Bowl action live on BBC One.
How to live stream Super Bowl halftime show
You can stream the game live on BBC iPlayer via a host of devices including smartphones and tablets.
NFL Gamepass also has all the action live on their service.
Who performed at the Super Bowl 2020 halftime show?
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez wowed fans at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami at Super Bowl LIV.
Super Bowl halftime show history
A host of iconic artists and bands have performed at the Super Bowl over the years. RadioTimes.com has compiled the list of halftime performers since 2000:
2020 – Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
2019 – Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi
2018 – Justin Timberlake
2017 – Lady Gaga
2016 – Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars
2015 – Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliot
2014 – Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2013 – Beyonce, Destiny’s Child
2012 – Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, M.I.A., LMFAO
2011 – The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
2010 – The Who
2009 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2008 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2007 – Prince
2006 – The Rolling Stones
2005 – Paul McCartney
2004 – Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, Nelly
2003 – Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
2002 – U2
2001 – Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Bilge, Nelly
2000 – Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias
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