You may not be a fan of American Football, but that’s no reason not to watch the NFL Super Bowl 2019 halftime show tonight, because it promises, as always to be a star studded, world class spectacle on the grandest scale.
Tonight at the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Tom Brady’s New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
But fans of the event – and music – will be looking forward to the heralded break in play – the halftime show, which has in the past seen breathtaking sets from Beyonce , Prince and Lady Gaga.
This year, despite the controversy surrounding the show over the alleged NFL blacklisting of player Colin Kaepernick, who protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem before the 2016 game, organisers have bagged some of the world’s most popular and talented artists to give the Super Bowl the spine tingling performances we’ve come to expect.
Here’s what you need to know to enjoy it too.
How to watch the Super Bowl halftime show in the UK
Luckily we’ll be able to watch all the action here in the UK for free on BBC One. It will also be available on the BBC iPlayer , BBC Sport website and the BBC app.
You’ll be having a late night though, as coverage of the event starts at 10.45pm, with the game kicking off at 11:30pm GMT for viewers in the UK, which is 6:30pm Eastern Time in the US.
The timing of the halftime show will depend on what happens in the game but it could start any time from 00:30 to 1am GMT.
With the halftime show and the ads ( see them here ), the full coverage won’t be over until around 4am.
Sky and Sky Go are also airing the Super Bowl but you’ll need a subscription to the channels to watch it.
Who is performing?
The legendary Gladys Knight will open the Super Bowl by singing the US National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner.
During the halftime show, rock popsters Maroon 5 will headline and be joined on stage by rappers Travis Scott (aka Mr Kylie Jenner ) and Outkast’s Big Boi.
They have very big boots to fill though. In the past viewers at home and the live audience in the stadium have been blown away with incredible shows from Katy Perry, Beyonce and even Michael Jackson.
No pressure then…
Super Bowl halftime show
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