The culmination of the 2023/24 football season is scheduled to take place at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas tonight (11 February), with the Kansas City Chiefs playing the San Francisco 49ers for the championship title.
While the annual event is a major part of American culture, it’s become increasingly popular in other countries as well, including the UK.
How can I watch the Super Bowl from the UK?
For British fans interested in tuning into the live broadcast – whether to watch the game or catch Usher’s halftime performance – you’ll be able to watch on ITV1.
The 2024 Super Bowl kickoff is set for 6.30 pm ET/11.30 pm GMT on Sunday (11 February). For US fans, you’ll be able to watch the broadcast on CBS.
Who’s performing at the pre-game show?
Rapper and singer Malone will perform “America the Beautiful”. Meanwhile, country music star and actor McEntire will sing the national anthem, and Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning singer and actor Day will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.
What will happen during Usher’s performance?
Speaking in an interview with Vogue, Usher talked about the pressure that comes with putting together a set condensing 30 years of his career to 15 minutes, with only eight minutes for stage setup.
“It has to be perfect,” he explained. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I want people who have been a part of that journey to feel like it’s a celebration for everybody.”
The exact details of the show have remained tightly under wraps, however, Usher – full name Usher Raymond IV – hinted that audiences should expect to see roller skating, stellar choreography, major costume changes, and special guests among other things.
“This night was specifically curated in my mind to have R&B take the main stage,” he teased.
“I’m literally speaking to every woman. I want to make it feel like that,” the Grammy-winning artist said. “I want the world to smile when they look at me. I want them to feel something, and feel my passion, my love, feel like I was the right person to sit in this position, and I was the right person to bring this kind of energy, and love, and connection to the entire world.”