Avicii And Skrillex Set For Super Bowl Performances

EDM is making moves this Super Bowl weekend.

EDM is finally being recognised as part of the Super Bowl celebrations

The 50th edition of America's beloved Super Bowl will take place in San Francisco this coming Sunday. And while we Brits still don't really know or care much about American Football, it is always an interesting event for music fans.

The infamous half time show has seen performance from the great and the good of the music world (and LMFAO), courted controversy, spawned the term 'wardrobe malfunction' and given the world the Left Shark meme.

This year the main show will be helmed by queen of RnB Beyonce, Uptown-funker Bruno Mars and UK snore-merchants, Coldplay.

However, as this is such a big year for the Super Bowl, a number of satellite events will be taking place around the city, including performances from A$AP Rocky, Pharrell, Metallica, Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

But it's not just rock and hip hop that will be represented, as stateside interest in EDM has exploded in recent years, the music program of the Super Bowl has changed to serve this new audience.

Thus we can bring you news of the first ever Super Bowl affiliated EDM shows, which will see Skrillex host a first come first served free concert will Avicii will on the bill for a party hosted by Rolling Stone magazine.

Both parties will take place on the Saturday night, with the Super Bowl kicking off at 23:30 GMT the next day.

Oh, and incase you were wondering it's between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos...

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Written by Matthew Francey

03 Feb 2016