Coldplay announced on Twitter this week that they will headline the hotly anticipated halftime show at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Chris Martin and company have said that they are "excited and honoured and thrilled" to have been chosen for the show and described the gig as "the greatest moment" in the band's career.
— Coldplay (@coldplay) December 4, 2015
The band's artistic director, Phil Harvey, revealed that there would be a "special guest" during Coldplay's performance, but wouldn't disclose who. His statement has left many trying to guess who in the band's arsenal of famous friends will they ask to join them onstage.Their latest album A Head Full of Dreams features an appearance by Beyoncé, who is no stranger to the Super Bowl stage, having rocked out to medley of her greatest hits during her performance in 2013. Should they need any support, the "Drunk in Love" singer is more than qualified for the job.
Coldplay follow in the footsteps of Katy Perry, who drew in a record 118.5 million viewers in the U.S. for her half-time performance in 2015. Other performers to be given the honour in recent years include Madonna and Bruno Mars.
The band are said to be designing a show that sums up the NFL's On the Fifty campaign – honouring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years of Super Bowl games.