Super Bowl LV Halftime Show: Date, venue, performers, how to livestream, all you need to know about NFL showcase

In 2020, it was Jennifer Lopez and Shakira who mesmerized fans and the event attracted an audience of 103 million viewers


                            Super Bowl LV Halftime Show: Date, venue, performers, how to livestream, all you need to know about NFL showcase
The Weeknd (Getty Images)

One of the biggest annual sports events on the planet, the NFL Super Bowl saw Jennifer Lopez and Shakira taking everyone’s breath away with their stellar performances in the 2020 halftime and the much-awaited event is now all set for the 2021 edition. Last year, we saw Kansas City Chiefs lifting the coveted Super Bowl 2020 trophy.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). Since 2004, the game has been played on the first Sunday in February. The sports event is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous year. If you are excited about this year’s edition, then here’s everything you need to know about the Super Bowl Halftime 2021.

A general view of the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020, in Miami, Florida (Getty Images)

When is Super Bowl LV happening?

Every Super Bowl event since 2003 has taken place on the first Sunday of February. However, from 1967-2003, the game took place in January. For 2021, the much-celebrated sporting event will take place on February 7.

Where will Super Bowl LV take place?

The 55th edition or Super Bowl LV will take place in Tampa, Florida, at Raymond James Stadium. This is the third time a Super Bowl event is set to take place at this stadium and the fifth time overall in Tampa. The Raymond James Stadium can hold 65,000 people and interestingly, the number can also be expanded to 75,000 spectators. However, due to Covid-19 protocols, it is being reported that the stadium will only allow 20% of the seating capacity.

Who is headlining the Super Bowl LV Halftime show?

The Weeknd at the premiere of A24's "Uncut Gems" at The Dome at Arclight Hollywood on December 11, 2019, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

One of the biggest highlights of a Super Bowl event is the halftime show where spectators at the stadium and the audience sitting at home get to witness one of the top global stars performing at the renowned event. From Michael Jackson and Britney Spears to Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyonce, we have seen some of the biggest global artistes enthralling the audience with their chart-topping songs.

To reiterate, in 2020, it was Jennifer Lopez and Shakira who mesmerized fans and the event attracted an audience of 103 million viewers. For 2021, R&B star The Weeknd will headline the halftime show with some of the biggest songs from his extensive catalog. He had also taken it to Twitter to confirm the same in November 2020.



 

Apparently, The Weeknd was given an ultimatum by the Grammys to either choose them or the Super Bowl Halftime show for the performance, and in the end, the singer opted for the latter. It is also considered the reason behind why the singer got snubbed at the Grammys as he did not even get one nod.

Speaking about his performance at Super Bowl LV Halftime show, The Weeknd had said, as reported by the BBC, “We all grow up watching the world's biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position. I'm humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage.”

How to livestream?

The 2021 edition of the Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS at 6:30 pm ET and viewers can also watch the game and the halftime performance on the CBS All Access app. It was first NBC who was originally scheduled to broadcast the 2021 game and CBS had the 2022 Super Bowl, however, the two networks decided to swap years in order for NBC to have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in 2022.

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