Football won’t be the only attraction when the New England Patriots meet the Seattle Seahawks Sunday for Super Bowl XLIX. Internationally acclaimed musicians Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz are slated to perform for this year’s Super Bowl halftime show -- and NBC will offer a free online live stream of the event via its streaming service.
NBC Universal plans to offer an 11 hours of free live stream service on NBC Sports Live. Customers will be able to access the service without a cable subscription as part of the free trial. Aside from the Super Bowl itself, viewers can also watch pre-game coverage and the halftime show itself. A free online live stream of the Super Bowl halftime show can be viewed here.
The network first offered a live stream of its Super Bowl coverage in 2012, but this is the first time it will allow customers to watch the Super Bowl halftime show online, Adweek reported. The Super Bowl XLIX kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. EST, with halftime performers typically taking the stage about an hour and a half later. Last year’s Super Bowl halftime show, which featured recording artist Bruno Mars and a cameo from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, drew a record audience of 115.3 million viewers, Billboard.com reported.
Perry, 30, is a Grammy-nominated performer with three multiplatinum albums. Her biggest hits include “Roar,” “California Gurls,” “Dark Horse,” and “Firework.”
She has yet to reveal which of her many hit songs will compose her Super Bowl tracklist, but she assured fans this week the halftime show will go for a full 12 1/2 minutes. The seasoned performer said she’ll be feeling a bit nervous before taking the stage.
“Honestly? I feel like I’ve outdreamt my dream,” Perry told ESPN The Magazine this week. “I don’t get nervous about much, but I’ll definitely be a little tingly inside that day.”