We learned two big pieces of Super Bowl LIII news on Sunday: That it will be the Patriots, Chiefs, Saints, and Rams vying to play in the big game on February 3, and that pop-rock band Maroon 5, rapper Travis Scott, and Outkast member Big Boi will officially play this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, according to a press release from the NFL.
While Maroon 5 and Scott had been rumored to participate since last year, the addition of Atlanta hip-hop ambassador Big Boi is brand new. (None of the artists were officially confirmed until Sunday.) Scott, who released his chart-topping album Astroworld last summer to strong critical praise, negotiated a $500,000 donation to social justice nonprofit Dream Corps in partnership with the NFL, according to Billboard. It was widely reported that Maroon 5 struggled to find supporting acts for the event due to ongoing controversy over the NFL’s treatment of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The announcement adds to a crowded concert lineup for the week of the Super Bowl, which so far includes Goodie Mob, Ying Yang Twins, Ludacris, Migos, Aerosmith, Post Malone, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Foo Fighters, Run the Jewels, Zac Brown Band, and a ton more. Now the next major announcement—aside from whichever teams win the AFC and NFC Championships this weekend—will be the lineup for the rest of the Jermaine Dupri-curated Super Bowl LIVE concerts, which will be held in Centennial Olympic Park during the week of the game.