Major details about Coldplay’s Super Bowl halftime show are still being kept tightly under wraps, but the director of the event did drop some hints about what we can expect.
Hamish Hamilton who also directed halftime shows for Katy Perry, Beyonce and Madonna -tells Entertainment Weekly, “I think the buzzword will be involvement. They are a band that’s big on inclusion.”
As for who’ll be “involved,” rumored guests include former halftime headliners Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
Hamilton also says Coldplay will be honoring the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary. “The legacy of 50 Super Bowl halftimes will certainly be featured,” he says. “It may not be a literal thing, but you’re definitely going to get the sense of 50. [And] there are always guests. I don’t see why this show would be different.”
One challenge for this year’s halftime show is that it will be broadcast during daylight hours — so there likely won’t be any videos or lasers. Lighting director Bob Barnhart says he’s designed five completely different scenarios for the show, and will pick one based on what the weather is like that day.
Coldplay begins rehearsals on February 3. Super Bowl 50 takes place in Santa Clara, California on February 7. The Carolina Panthers are playing the Denver Broncos segment will air on CBS’ The Late Late Show the week of February 1. In Australia we see the much awaited Super Bowl appearance on Monday February 8