ColdPlay Will Be Performing This Years Superbowl Halftime Show

The NFL has decided that Chris Martin and his band Coldplay will head up the major show on Feb. 7. A source tells E Online, since this is the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL will also definitely showcase other acts in addition to Coldplay. The performance is slated to highlight “the past, present and future of music.” And to spice things up, Beyonce is joining the British rock band on stage.

The show, according to Coldplay front man Chris Martin, will echo elements of the NFL’s “On the Fifty” campaign by honoring the past, the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years. “In an ideal world, we’d like to somehow honor the past, celebrate the present and look to the future,” Martin told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s the greatest moment of our band’s life. We’re going to give it everything we have.” Rihanna, and several others make cameos on Coldplay’s latest album—which has been released—so our hopes are high for seeing some major names pop up throughout the performance!

Coldplay, winners of seven Grammy Awards, have sold more than 80 million records worldwide and is best known for songs like “Yellow,” “Fix You” and “Viva La Vida.” Beyonce, who headlined the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans where she was joined by her Destiny’s Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, will join Coldplay on stage. The two artists recently collaborated on a pair of songs — “Hymn for the Weekend” and “Up and Up” for Coldplay’s new album A Head Full of Dreams. Coldplay joins a well-regarded list of recent halftime acts that includes legendary names like U2, Paul McCartney, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, The Who, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the aforementioned Perry. Perry’s crazy halftime performance, which included a giant mechanical Tiger and dancing sharks, was the most-watched halftime show in history with 118.5 million viewers.