Coldplay Confirms Beyoncé Appearance for Super Bowl Halftime Show, Sings Her Praises

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It's official! Pop goddess Beyonce will appear in this year's Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show alongside Coldplay. Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin confirmed the all star collaboration at the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show press conference on Thursday and gushed over the songstress's legacy.

"We love Beyoncé's music and she's one of the greatest performers I've ever witnessed," Martin said on behalf of his bandmates. "The people from NFL came to us this year and wanted us to include the past, present and future... the way we are honoring the past is to look at the people whose past halftime shows we really loved, and Beyoncé's is right up with that," he added.

Martin also revealed that the band drew inspiration for their headlining performance from a well known British music festival. "One of our favorite places to play in the world is a place called Glastonbury Festival, which is a big music festival that happens in England," Martin explained to a reporter at the press conference.

"We wanted to bring that sort of vibe to the Super Bowl halftime show. We can't compete with amazing dance routines and all of that. We have to try to do what comes naturally to us, which is to try and provide a bit of fun and a great atmosphere for people to come and be together and be communal and enjoy the general experience."

As for how they convinced Beyonce to join them, Martin joked, "I said 'Hey Queen Bey! I want you in a red bodysuit!'"

Tune in to Super Bowl 50 this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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