The real winners of Super Bowl 50 were the Coldplay-Beyoncé-Bruno Mars dream team.

The stars performed a set of their chart-topping hits during an energetic and colourful half-time performance at the American football game.

Beyonce, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game



Super Bowl triple threat (Matt York/AP)

 

The British band opened the half-time show with lead singer Chris Martin kneeling on the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California singing the first lines of Yellow before segueing into Viva La Vida.

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers left the field before it was turned into a Glastonbury-inspired set, complete with flowers and flags as the band performed their single Paradise accompanied by a youth marching band and colourful umbrellas.

Coldplay singer Chris Martin performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers



Coldplay singer Chris Martin gave a high-octane performance (Gregory Bull/AP)

 

British DJ Mark Ronson was next to hit the stage with Bruno Mars for a rendition of Uptown Funk.

Bruno Mars performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers

Bruno Mars (Charlie Riedel/AP)

 

Beyoncé appeared on the field with a team of dancers to perform her new single Formation for the first time. She released the song and video unannounced just a day earlier.

The singer narrowly avoided falling during her energetic dance routine. She visibly lost her balance but composed herself in time to continue with the performance without missing a beat.

Beyonce performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif

Beyoncé delivered her first performance of new single Formation (Matt Slocum/AP)

 

After a dance battle between Beyonce and Mars, the pair were joined by Martin for a final chorus of Uptown Funk before Coldplay reclaimed the stage to perform Fix You.

Beyonce, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game

 

The song accompanied a montage of clips of half-time shows from previous Super Bowls, including performances by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and U2.

Coldplay singer Chris Martin performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers,



The show ended with a poignant message (Charlie Riedel/AP)

 

The show concluded with fireworks and the message Believe in Love spelled out on a rainbow background over half of the stadium seating.

 

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The Super Bowl was broadcast on BBC Two.