Lady Gaga to perform at Super Bowl half-time show


Lady Gaga has announced she will headline next year's Super Bowl half time show.

The pop star will take to the stage at Houston's NRG Stadium on February 5 for a performance during America's most watched sporting event of the year.

Lady Gaga arrives at Radio 1 (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/Press Association)

Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year in Santa Clara, California when Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay headlined the half-time show.

In a nod to her latest single, Perfect Illusion, Gaga wrote on Twitter: "It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year's Super Bowl goes Gaga!"

Earlier this year Adele claimed she was given an offer to perform at the Super Bowl but turned it down because the event is "not about music".

America's National Football League (NFL) later denied giving the Hello singer a "formal offer".

Super Bowl 50 this year became the third most watched broadcast in American television history with an average of 111.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

The US TV audience reportedly peaked during the half-time show when an average of 115.5 million people tuned in to watch Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars perform.

Madonna, the Rolling Stones and Prince are among the artists who have previously performed at the Super Bowl.