Super Bowl 2021 halftime show: When will The Weeknd take the stage?

Get ready for the “Blinding Lights” at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday when Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd takes the stage for the Super Bowl 55 halftime show.

Following Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s performance last year in Miami, The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, will perform in front of the limited capacity crowd in Tampa, Florida. 

There is no set time for the show, but the game begins at 6:30 p.m. ET. The first half will take about 90 minutes long, so the show should begin roughly after 8 p.m. The performance will last about 12 minutesand it can be viewed on CBS, the CBS All Access app and

The show will follow COVID-19 protocols at the stadium, but the artist told reporters on Thursday, "We’re also using the field as well, but we wanted to do something we’ve never done before, so we built the stage in the stadium."

The Weekend speaks at the halftime press conference ahead of the Super Bowl 55. (Photo: Perry Knotts, AP)

The Canadian-born artist confirmed he's using his own money, $7 million, according to Billboard, for the performance. Pepsi, which is sponsoring the show, has released an ad that is centered on The Weeknd's show leading into the event.

The Weeknd’s performance will make him the first Black headliner since Beyoncé in 2013, and first since Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation became a producer for the show in 2019. (Travis Scott joined Maroon 5 as a special guest in 2019.)

There have been plenty of prop bets available for the performance, such as the color of his jacket when first seen, according to BetOnline.

Here's a look at the performers at the Super Bowl halftime over the course of the last decade. 

2020: Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

2019: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi

2018: Justin Timberlake, The Tennessee Kids, University of Minnesota Marching Band

2017: Lady Gaga

2016: Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars

2015: Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott

2014: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers

2013: Beyonce

2012: Madonna

2011: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash

2010: The Who

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