What Time Is The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show?

For Super Bowl 55, The Weeknd is the headliner for the famous Super Bowl halftime show. The Super Bowl and halftime concert will be broadcast on CBS on Feb. 7.

While the football game has a set start time, the time of the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show depends on how long it takes for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to play the first half of the game. Here’s an estimation of what time The Weeknd will perform the Super Bowl halftime show.

The Weeknd at a Super Bowl 55 presser
The Weeknd at a Super Bowl 55 press conference | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TW

How to watch the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show

Super Bowl 55 will be broadcast on CBS. For fans who do not have access to the CBS channel, there are other alternatives to stream the big game. According to NFL.com, the broadcast can be streamed on the NFL App, Yahoo! Sports App, and CBS Sports App.

Fans can also stream the game on live TV options like YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV. The game will be available to stream on CBS.com for fans with a TV provider or all-access subscription.

If viewers miss the live performance of the halftime show, the concert should be available on the official NFL YouTube channel. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s full Super Bowl 2020 halftime show is still available on the NFL’s YouTube channel. Based on this, The Weeknd’s performance should be posted online after the live broadcast.

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What time will The Weeknd perform the Super Bowl halftime show?

Both Super Bowl 55 and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. In a press conference about the halftime performance, The Weeknd shared how coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions impacted planning for the show.

“Due to Covid and for the safety of the players and workers, we kind of built the stage within the stadium,” he said according to NBC News. “We’re also using the field as well, but we wanted to do something that we’ve never done before. But I’m not gonna tell you anything else because you’ll have to watch on Sunday.”

If the game starts as scheduled, Super Bowl 55 will kick off at 6:30 p.m. EST and 3:30 p.m. PST. In years past, the halftime show starts 90 minutes to two hours after kickoff.

Based on this, fans wanting to watch The Weeknd’s set should expect the Super Bowl halftime show to air between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST and 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. PST. 

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What to expect from The Weeknd’s performance

Leading up to the game, The Weeknd did not confirm what songs he plans to include in his setlist. However, his performance will be connected to the running storylines in his music videos from his album After Hours.

The album has four singles: “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” “In Your Eyes,” and “Save Your Tears.” Because the music videos feature bloody imagery, The Weeknd took time at the press conference to assure viewers the halftime show will be appropriate.

“I definitely want to be respectful to the viewers at home. I will still incorporate some of the storyline [from the videos] — it’s a very cohesive story I’m telling throughout this year, so the story will continue, but we definitely will keep it PG-[rated] for the families. I’ll do my best,” he said according to NBC News.