Super Bowl 50: Coldplay Mentioned as Possible Halftime Headliner

A British tabloid is speculating that Coldplay is in the running to be named a halftime headliner at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.

The Sun reported that the band is in talks to lead the musical portion of the festivities at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016.

E! Online mused in October that Maroon 5 was a frontrunner to play, followed by Coldplay and 2014 halftime performer Bruno Mars.

An announcement on has confirmed that one headlining act will be revealed on Thursday Night Football during the game between Green Bay and Detroit.

A separate blog post on the site from writer Dan Hanzus, who claims not to know any of the official details, speculated that more headliners will emerge later.

"We can expect multiple performers — and I doubt they mean it in a Katy-Perry-with-cameos-from-Lenny-Kravitz-and-Missy-Elliott kind of way," he wrote. "Our guess is there will be multiple standalone A-list acts, covering different generations to honor the Super Bowl's golden anniversary."

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