Katy Perry will be headlining the Super-Bowl Half-Time Show on 1 February, 2015, the NFL has announced. Already confirmed as an act after being shortlisted alongside Rihanna and Coldplay, the songstress will be the main act on the show, which is considered the most-watched musical event of the year. Broadcast across the world, more than 115 million viewers in the US alone tuned in to last year’s show, which was headlined by Bruno Mars and Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Perry confirmed the announcement on her Twitter page while watching the Dallas Cowboys versus the New York Giants game in Australia, where the singer is currently on her Prismatic World Tour. In a video she recorded with Super Bowl sponsors Pepsi, the star says she’s already got some big plans up her sleeve for the show. "I've got some insane ideas this year," she said. "What if we covered the stadium with glitter? But the glitter ... was edible."
Other spoof ideas in the video included unicorns, giant sharks breathing fire and cute kittens, so who knows what’s going to happen on the big day. Fans are being encouraged to keep an eye on the NBC network in the lead up to the Super Bowl XLIX, with plenty of surprises in store before February’s big game.
In her headlining slot, Perry will join the ranks of some of music’s most iconic artists. Previous half-time acts have included The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, U2 and The Who.
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