Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Start Time, Performers, And Songs

There are many things to look forward to about next weekend’s Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay, Florida, but the halftime show is probably the most hyped thing. This year’s headline act? The Weeknd, of course. According to NME, the show, which is likely to kick off at around 8 p.m. ET., will last for approximately 12 to 13 minutes and it’s believed The Weeknd has put up $7 million of his own money to “make this halftime show be what he envisioned.”

“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 this year,” the “Starboy” singer said in a press release (via Sports Illustrated).

So, what exactly do we know about his upcoming performance? And, more importantly, will there be any surprise guests?

The Weeknd's Super Bowl halftime show will be a 'cinematic experience'

While details about the set list and surprise guests have been kept hush hush (anyone else got their fingers and toes crossed that we’ll see Ariana Grande and him sing “Love Me Harder?”), what we do know is that The Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show has been six months in the making (via NME). We also know that it is likely to differ from past performances due to the pandemic and the fact the stadium will be less than half full. Speaking to Billboard, The Weeknd revealed, “We’ve been really focusing on dialing in on the fans at home and making performances a cinematic experience, and we want to do that with the Super Bowl.” 

Despite any differences, we can only assume it will be bigger and better than ever, like Super Bowl performances usually are. And as long as he sings Billboard’s No. 1 Hot 100 Song of the Year, “Blinding Lights,” we’ll be happy (via Billboard).

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