Band to play halftime show at Super Bowl announced

FILE - In this March 11, 2014 file photo, Coldplay performs at the iTunes Festival during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Coldplay will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the NFL announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.
FILE - In this March 11, 2014 file photo, Coldplay performs at the iTunes Festival during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Coldplay will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the NFL announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.

The British rock band, which is releasing a new album Friday, will perform during halftime of the Super Bowl, said a spokesperson for Pepsi, which is sponsoring the halftime show.

The Super Bowl is set for Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The NFL is due to announce the halftime performer Thursday night during the prime-time matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

Katy Perry starred in the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history earlier this year, when more than 118 million viewers tuned in to see her perform with Lenny Kravitz and her now-famous dancing sharks. Previous halftime headliners include Bruno Mars, Prince, Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.

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