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Coldplay lined up for Super Bowl 50?

Coldplay lined up for Super Bowl 50?

Coldplay are reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 50 halftime show next year.

The English band are being considered as performers at the NFL showpiece game which will be held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, next February.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "The Super Bowl offer is a no-brainer for the band.

"It's the biggest show in the world and they reckon it's finally their time to step up and do it.

"Granted you don't get paid a lot to do it, but the exposure you get in return is huge. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet but they're definitely in the running."

However, they face some competition as Maroon 5, One Direction and Bruno Mars - who performed in 2014 at Super Bowl XLVIII - are also being considered.

Billboard previously reported that the 'Uptown Funk' singer was being sounded out about curating the concert which would see him personally perform as well as feature appearances from other artists.

Bruno's performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2014 was the most-watched halftime show ever with 115.3 million viewers - until his record was beaten by Katy Perry earlier this year when she achieved a peak audience of 118.5 million for her set, famous for her dancing 'Left Shark' costumed backing dancer.