The Weeknd to headline Super Bowl LV halftime show

Nov 12 2020, 7:57 pm

`The Super Bowl LV halftime show will feature some Canadian content.

Toronto recording artist The Weeknd has been revealed as the headliner for the high-profile show, set to take place February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.

“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, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that infamous stage this year,” The Weeknd said.

The Super Bowl halftime show will be produced by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for the second year in a row. Last year’s show in Miami was headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Other recent headliners include Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Coldplay.

“The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry,” said Jay-Z. “This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”

Fans are expected to be allowed to attend the Super Bowl, but it will look different from past years. The NFL is planning to allow 20% capacity at Raymond James Stadium, which usually can hold up to 65,618 fans.

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