Super Bowl 50 show as it happened

Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars all wowed at the Super Bowl 50 half-time show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Carla, California on Sunday (07.02.16). Coldplay used their appearance to bring their friends Queen B and Bruno out, with the RnB beauty unveiling her new single 'Formation' backed by a host of sexy dancers on the field. Here is the lowdown of how it happened, starting with a very special pre-match rendition of the US national anthem...

Super Bowl lowdown
Super Bowl lowdown
08 Feb 2016

Super Bowl lowdown

Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars all wowed at the Super Bowl 50 half-time show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Carla, California on Sunday (07.02.16). Coldplay used their appearance to bring their friends Queen B and Bruno out, with the RnB beauty unveiling her new single 'Formation' backed by a host of sexy dancers on the field. Here is the lowdown of how it happened, starting with a very special pre-match rendition of the US national anthem...

Lady Gaga provides spine-tingling anthem
Lady Gaga provides spine-tingling anthem
08 Feb 2016

Lady Gaga provides spine-tingling anthem

Before the NFL Championship match between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers kicked off, Lady Gaga gave an incredible performance The Star-Spangled Banner to mark the all-American occasion. The singer was overcome with emotion at the end of the US National Anthem and hugged her pianist.

Chris Martin relaxes before show
Chris Martin relaxes before show
08 Feb 2016

Chris Martin relaxes before show

Meanwhile, as Gaga was marking the start of the game, Chris Martin from Coldplay was backstage hanging out with his bandmates, trying to stay calm before their big performance.

Chris Martin's Super jump
Chris Martin's Super jump
08 Feb 2016

Chris Martin's Super jump

When half-time came, Chris threw himself into Coldplay's performance and couldn't contain his excitement as he jumped around the stage as the band belted their hits 'Yellow', Viva La Vida', 'Paradise' and 'Adventures of a Lifetime'.

Beyonce's wows in leather
Beyonce's wows in leather
08 Feb 2016

Beyonce's wows in leather

Beyonce provided a different type of kicking on the field when she performed her new single 'Formation'. Surely this is the first time someone has been on a football field in leather and fishnet tights...

Beyonce twerks her way through Formation
Beyonce twerks her way through Formation
08 Feb 2016

Beyonce twerks her way through Formation

As if it wasn't enough to step out in fishnet tights for the half-time show, Queen B was then seen twerking with her backing dancers on the turf.

Beyonce channels Michael Jackson
Beyonce channels Michael Jackson
08 Feb 2016

Beyonce channels Michael Jackson

Beyonce also channelled Michael Jackson at the Super Bowl. She wore a leather suit jacket like the one the late King of Pop wore to his performance at the prestigious sports game in 1993.

Bruno's Levis Stadium selfie
Bruno's Levis Stadium selfie
08 Feb 2016

Bruno's Levis Stadium selfie

Bruno Mars arrived at the Levis Stadium hours before his performance. And he couldn't resist fitting in a quick selfie in front of the infamous sports auditorium.

Bruno Mars joins Chris Martin and Beyonce for Up & Up
Bruno Mars joins Chris Martin and Beyonce for Up & Up
08 Feb 2016

Bruno Mars joins Chris Martin and Beyonce for Up & Up

Hours later he joined Beyonce and Chris Martin on stage for a special performance of Coldplay's song 'Up and Up'. The pop trio can be seen doing their thing in front of a camera while singing their hearts out on the sports field.

Coldplay's sea of colour
Coldplay's sea of colour
08 Feb 2016

Coldplay's sea of colour

The crowd roared for one last time and the Levis Stadium was a sea of colours. Coldplay selected the same colours that feature on the cover of their latest LP 'A Head Full of Dreams' as a theme for the seats.

Chris Martin, Beyonce and Bruno close the Super Bowl
Chris Martin, Beyonce and Bruno close the Super Bowl
08 Feb 2016

Chris Martin, Beyonce and Bruno close the Super Bowl

And ending on a high, Chris Martin, Beyonce and Bruno Mars took to the stage for one last time as flares shot into the air and the whole arena became one massive echo of applause.

Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars all wowed at the Super Bowl 50 half-time show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Carla, California on Sunday (07.02.16). Coldplay used their appearance to bring their friends Queen B and Bruno out, with the R&B beauty unveiling her new single 'Formation' backed by a host of sexy dancers on the field. Here is the lowdown of how it happened, starting with a very special pre-match rendition of the US national anthem...

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