Super Bowl 50 half-time show could be One Direction's farewell performance before hiatus

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Members of boy band One Direction, Niall Horan (L-R), Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles, attend the Royal Variety Performance in support of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, at the Palladium Theatre in London Novembe
Members of boy band One Direction, Niall Horan (L-R), Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles, attend the Royal Variety Performance in support of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, at the Palladium Theatre in London November 13, 2014. Reuters/Yui Mok/Pool

One Direction had previously confirmed that they are taking a much-deserved break in 2016. Now according to a recent report, the groups’ farewell performance before their hiatus could happen at the Super Bowl 50.

According to Mirror UK, a source has revealed to the Daily Star that One Direction may be joining Bruno Mars during the half-time show at the Super Bowl 50 next year. The source claimed that some executives at the National Football League, or NFL, want a “superstar line-up” to grace the half-time show, and the British boy band could be among them.

"They want a pop and rock mash-up and it is thought that Coldplay and Bruno Mars are in talks too,” the source said.

Bruno Mars was previously reported to headline and curate the half-time show. It’s believed NFL executives were so impressed by his performance at the Super Bowl 2014 that they’ve decided to get him again for 2016. Bruno Mars' performance with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers was  viewed over 115 million times. It reportedly broke the ratings for the most-watched half-time shows until 2015 with Katy Perry’s performance.

Talks to have the “Uptown Funk” singer perform again at the Super Bowl reportedly happened in December. Sarah Moll, director of media events for the NFL, is said to be a huge fan of the singer, so she pitched him to executives.  

As for One Direction, no further details have been revealed yet about their rumoured performance at the Super Bowl 50 half-time show. The unnamed source told the Daily Star that NFL big bosses want the show to be memorable and get the “greatest audience figures ever.”

“Obviously the 12-minute half-time show will be worth millions in revenue, sales and downloads too. With the band finishing it would be the ultimate way for the group to say farewell to their fans,” the source told the Daily Star.

The Super Bowl 50 is said to take place in February. Sugar Scape claims that having One Direction perform at the half-time show would make for a grand farewell before they take their much-needed hiatus in March 2016.

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