Wednesday 25 April 2018

Bruno Mars will join Beyonce and Coldplay for Super Bowl performances (which they aren't getting paid for)

Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Coldplay
Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Coldplay
Bruno Mars performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Bruno Mars performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Singer Bruno Mars will definitely grace the stage during Super Bowl 50, with the star having confirmed months of rumours on his Instagram page Friday.

The halftime show for the American football sporting event, which takes place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, has an all-star lineup, with British band Coldplay serving as the leading act and Beyonce also making an appearance.

Billionaire hitmaker Mars, 30, promises fans he is committed to heating up the show with his performance, writing on Instagram in a caption attached to an image of himself standing before the stage: "It ain't a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn't show up."

He added in a later post, "Mars Has Landed".

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This will be Mars' second time at the halftime show, as he was the main act for Super Bowl 48 in 2014.

Viewers of Super Bowl 50 will be exposed to sensational performances from the beginning to the very end of the programme, as pop star Lady Gaga is kicking off the event by singing America's National Anthem.

Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, told reporters during a press conference on Thursday he and his bandmates are putting forth their best efforts to make the halftime show memorable this year.

"One of our favourite places to play in the world is a place called Glastonbury festival, which is a big music festival that happens in England," Martin explained. "It's full of colour and pageantry, and it's an amazing sort of spiritual home of music in England.

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"We wanted to bring that sort of vibe to the Super Bowl halftime show. We can't compete with amazing dance routines and all of that. We have to try to do what comes naturally to us, which is to try and provide a bit of fun and a great atmosphere for people to come and be together and be communal and enjoy the general experience."

Super Bowl 50, which sees National Football League teams the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos battle it out on the field for the trophy, begins at 3:30pm Pacific Standard Time on Sunday.

Meanwhile, it's reported by Forbes that none of the superstar acts taking to the stage on Sunday will be paid as it's essentially viewed as a free commercial for the artist in front of the largest audience in the world.

We do not pay the artists,” NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter explained. “We cover expenses and production costs.”

During Beyonce's 2011 performance, her album sales soared by 59%.

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