The Super Bowl is known as the greatest show on turf. It is the pinnacle of the US sporting calendar and the ultimate goal of every NFL, college and high school football player.
However, it transcends sport alone. The Super Bowl has carved out a reputation as the ultimate night of entertainment with the glittering crown jewel of the halftime show embedded between the second and third quarters of the game.
There really is something for everyone on Super Bowl night with a string of major performing artists from around the world coming to put on a show in the mid-game festivities.
When is the Super Bowl halftime show?
Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday 13th February 2022, but will run into the early hours of Monday morning. Prepare yourself for a late one!
What time is the Super Bowl halftime show?
The game itself is scheduled to get underway at 6:30pm (ET).
The halftime show is likely to begin around 8pm on Sunday night, but tune in earlier to make sure you catch the whole thing.
Who is performing in the Super Bowl 2022 halftime show?
Buckle up, this is not a line-up to be missed. The Super Bowl 2022 halftime show performers will be Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. And we are absolutely ready for it!
Blige is the only star from the list to have performed at the Super Bowl previously, alongside another all-star (and eclectic) line-up including Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears and Nelly.
How long is the Super Bowl halftime show?
Regular NFL games have a 12-minute break between halves but the Super Bowl’s grander scale means a longer gap at halftime.
The performing artist is, on average, granted around 13 to 14 minutes to strut their stuff in front of a global television audience of 160 million.
Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams players and coaches could be kept waiting for up to 30 minutes, with logistical issues such as the set-up and take-down of performance stages needing to be sorted.
What channel is the Super Bowl halftime show on?
The Super Bowl halftime show will be shown live on NBC & Peacock. Coverage of the game begins at 2:30pm, but the show won’t take place until (you guessed it) halfway through, at approximately 8pm.
You can stream the game live on NBC.com via a host of devices including smartphones and tablets.
Fans can also watch the game live on Peacock and NBC.
Who performed at the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show?
Last year’s Super Bowl saw The Weeknd take over proceedings on his own. He became the fifth solo act to command the stage alone since 2000, following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Prince and Paul McCartney.
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez wowed fans at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami at Super Bowl LIV in 2020.
Super Bowl halftime show history
A host of iconic artists and bands have performed at the Super Bowl over the years. LateNightParents.com has compiled the list of halftime performers since 2000:
2021 – The Weeknd
2020 – Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
2019 – Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi
2018 – Justin Timberlake
2017 – Lady Gaga
2016 – Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars
2015 – Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliot
2014 – Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2013 – Beyonce, Destiny’s Child
2012 – Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, M.I.A., LMFAO
2011 – The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
2010 – The Who
2009 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2008 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2007 – Prince
2006 – The Rolling Stones
2005 – Paul McCartney
2004 – Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, Nelly
2003 – Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
2002 – U2
2001 – Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly
2000 – Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias