Super Bowl halftime show: What time is The Weeknd performing and how can I watch?

The Weeknd was snubbed in the 2021 Grammy nominations (Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
The Weeknd was snubbed in the 2021 Grammy nominations (Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

The Super Bowl halftime show is a major event, even for those who aren’t that big on sport.

Millions of people will be tuning into watch this year’s headline performance by Canadian pop artist The Weeknd.

The game is scheduled to kick off around 6.30pm ET (1am GMT) on Sunday 7 February, so the halftime show should take place around 90 minutes after that.

However, music fans might want to tune in earlier to watch country star Eric Church and R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan perform the National Anthem.

R&B artist HER will also sing “America the Beautiful”.

It’s likely The Weeknd will perform a medley of songs from albums including last year’s critically praised After Hours, which spawned the monster hit “Blinding Lights” (currently being used in NFL commercials).

Expect to hear the artist – real name Abel Tesfaye – also singing tracks from previous albums including 2016’s Starboy, and Beauty Behind the Madness.

The Super Bowl halftime show is considered one of the biggest music stages in the world, with previous headliners including Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

Super Bowl 55 will see a face-off between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

The Super Bowl will be aired by CBS and livestreamed on the CBS All Access app.

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