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Coldplay Confirmed For Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show; More Performers Still To Be Named

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Update: During halftime of Thursday’s Packers-Lions game, CBS made official what sites like Headline Planet broke earlier in the day: Coldplay is performing during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show.

CBS made clear that Coldplay is the “first” of multiple acts to be confirmed for the show. The additional performers will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Super Bowl 50 takes place on February 7, 2016.

Thursday afternoon, CBS announced that Coldplay will play two songs on an upcoming “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

It neglected to mention a far higher-profile upcoming gig: the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show.

Per multiple sources, Coldplay has been confirmed as a halftime act for this year’s big game, which will be broadcast on CBS.

CBS had been planning to announce the “first” halftime show artist during Thursday’s Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game, and it appears Coldplay will be the artist announced.

Given its universal recognition and arena rock proclivity, Coldplay has long been viewed as an obvious halftime show candidate. Firmly on the radar due to the release of new album “A Head Full Of Dreams,” Coldplay is finally set to turn that expectation into a reality.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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