Some ask when the Super Bowl starts, but you’re here to find out when the halftime show starts.
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Maybe you’re not a big football fan. Maybe you just want to see Rihanna. You might want to witness history there, whether it’s a viral meme moment or the next wardrobe malfunction.
Whatever it is, the Super Bowl halftime show is usually worth seeing. This year, Rihanna makes that extraordinarily true when she breaks her five-year hiatus from performing to take center stage at Apple’s halftime show in Arizona.
The Grammy-winning artist will be performing at Super Bowl 57, and it’s unclear who (if anyone) will be joining her. Last year, the NFL hosted a halftime extravaganza featuring five artists — Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Mary J. Blige – plus a special guest at 50 Cent who performed at SoFi Stadium. Rihanna will be flying solo this year — but as we’ve seen at the halftime show for years past, there’s always a surprise or two in the works.
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What time does the Super Bowl halftime show start?
- 8 p.m. ET (approximate time)
Since Super Bowl 57 starts at 6:30 p.m. ET, halftime should be around 8:00 p.m. ET. That’s an inaccurate time considering NFL games are pretty fluid. However, the first half was scheduled to end around 8 a.m. ET, making way for the halftime show soon after.
Halftime is usually around 20 minutes, so the performance should be around 10 songs, some of them shortened and remixed.
Who will perform at halftime in the 2023 Super Bowl?
Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, the only confirmed cast member for the halftime show is Grammy-winning actress Rihanna. She has been announced as the headliner for the show in 2022. This is the first time Rihanna has performed in concert in five years.
Typically, halftime shows with guest appearances are sometimes surprise guests. As of February 6, there was no word on whether Rihanna would be joined on stage by another artist.
When Rihanna is the sole performer, it marks the first time a single artist has performed on stage since The Weeknd performed. It would also be one of the few times in the last 20 years that a single artist has taken the stage.
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Katy Perry (Super Bowl 49, 2015), The Who (Super Bowl 44, 2010), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Super Bowl 42, 2008), The Rolling Stones (Super Bowl 40, 2006), Paul McCartney (Super Bowl 39 , 2005) and U2 (Super Bowl 36, 2002) all performed without special guests or joint headliners.
It would also be a drastic departure from Super Bowl 56, when Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak performed at SoFi Stadium.
Are the cast members getting paid for the Super Bowl halftime show?
Performers don’t actually get paid for the halftime show. The NFL covers the production costs and travel expenses for the cast. However, the cast members do not receive a check for their work.
In 2021, The Weeknd’s production costs exceeded the NFL’s allowance, and he spent $7 million of his own money to foot the bill for the event.
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Who will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 57?
The NFL announced that country artist Chris Stapleton would offer his vocals for the Super Bowl 57 national anthem.
Stapleton has racked up countless streams throughout his 20-plus year career, topping the country charts in the process.
His critically acclaimed debut, Traveler, was hailed by Billboard as “capturing the heart of life and turning it into one hell of a journey.” Since then he has earned endless acclaim, topping the Billboard charts on four separate occasions and collecting a multitude of awards.
History of the Super Bowl Halftime Show Cast
|1||1967||“Super Sighs and Sounds” with the bands from the University of Arizona and Grambling State University|
|2||1968||Grambling State University Band|
|3||1969||“America Thanks” featuring Florida A&M University Band and Miami area high school bands|
|4||1970||“Tribute to New Orleans” with Southern University Band, Al Hirt, Lionel Hampton, Doc Severinsen, Marguerite Piazza|
|5||1971||State Band from Southeast Missouri|
|6||1972||Salute to Louis Armstrong starring Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the US Marine Corps Drill Team|
|7||1973||“Happiness is…” with the University of Michigan Band, Andy Williams and Woody Herman|
|8th||1974||“A Musical America” with the University of Texas Band|
|9||1975||“Tribute to Duke Ellington” with bands from Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University|
|10||1976||“200 Years and Just One Baby: A Tribute to America’s Bicentennial” with Up With People|
|11||1977||‘It’s a Small World’ by Walt Disney Productions with viewers waving colored posters on cue|
|12||1978||“From Paris to the Paris of America” with Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and The Apache Band|
|13||1979||“Salute to the Caribbean” with Ken Hamilton and various bands|
|14||1980||“A Salute to the Big Band Era” with Up With People|
|15||1981||“A Mardi Gras Festival” with Pete Fountain and the Southern University Band|
|16||1982||“A Salute to the ’60s and Motown” with Up With People|
|17||1983||“KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound, also with colored posters held by spectators)|
|18||1984||Salute to the Superstars of the Screen by Walt Disney Productions|
|19||1985||“A world of children’s dreams” with tops in blue|
|20||1986||“Beat of the Future” with Up With People|
|21||1987||Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary and The Land of Make Believe, a Disney production featuring high school bands|
|22||1988||“Something Grand” featuring Chubby Checker, 88 Wings, the Rockettes and the USC and San Diego State Bands|
|23||1989||“BeBop Bamboozled” with 3D effects|
|24||1990||Salute to New Orleans and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts figures featuring Doug Kershaw, Doug Kershaw and Irma Thomas|
|25||1991||“A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl” with New Kids on the Block|
|26||1992||“Winter Magic” with Gloria Estefan and figure skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill|
|27||1993||“Heal the World” with Michael Jackson|
|28||1994||“Rockin’ Country Sunday” starring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna and Naomi Judd|
|29||1995||Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye Starring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, The Miami Sound Machine|
|30||1996||Take Me Higher: A Celebration of 30 Years of the Super Bowl, starring Diana Ross|
|31||1997||“Blues Brothers Bash” with Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi, James Brown and ZZ Top|
|32||1998||A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary starring Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations|
|33||1999||“Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” with Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion Glover|
|34||2000||“A Tapestry of Nations” with Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and Toni Braxton|
|35||2001||“The Kings of Rock and Pop” with Aerosmith and NSYNC with guests Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly|
|37||2003||Shania Twain and No Doubt with guest Sting|
|38||2004||“Choose or Lose” starring Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Jessica Simpson|
|40||2006||The Rolling Stones|
|42||2008||Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers|
|43||2009||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band|
|45||2011||The Black Eyed Peas with guests Usher and Slash|
|46||2012||Madonna with guests Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, MIA and Nicki Minaj|
|47||2013||Beyoncé with guests from Destiny’s Child|
|48||2014||Bruno Mars with guests Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|49||2015||Katy Perry with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz|
|50||2016||Coldplay with guests Beyoncé and Bruno Mars|
|53||2019||Maroon 5 with guests Travis Scott and Big Boi|
|54||2020||Shakira and Jennifer Lopez with guests Bad Bunny and J Balvin|
|56||2022||dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige|