The Super Bowl is, of course, one of the United States’ biggest sporting events of the year, but fans tune in from around the world to watch.
This year, the Philadelphia Eagles will go head-to-head with the Kansas City Chiefs at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. There will be over 60,000 fans in attendance ready to cheer their teams on, and millions more watching from home. Last year, 99.18 million viewers tuned in, in the United States alone.
Of course, there’s more to the Super Bowl than the football. There’s the viewing parties, the always-viral, star-studded, big budget ads, and of course, the half-time show to get excited about.
This year, Rihanna will be headline the Super Bowl LVII half-time show, marking her first public performance since she performed “Wild Thoughts” with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
It’s been seven years since Rihanna released her last studio album, ANTI, but the singer recently made her return to music. Rihanna recorded two songs for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, and “Lift Me Up” has been nominated for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards.
Fans were quick to presume that the combination of new music and the Super Bowl headlining gig would mean that the singer’s long-awaited ninth studio album was on its way, but Rihanna was quick to debunk the rumour.
“That’s not true,” she told the Associated Press.
“Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?!” she quipped. “The second that I announced this, I said, ‘Oh my God, they’re going to think my album is coming. I need to get to work’.”
Regardless, the Super Bowl half-time show is set to be a momentous occasion, so here are all the details of how to watch in Australia.
How to Watch the Super Bowl in Australia
This year, the Super Bowl will air live on Channel 7 from 10am AEDT, with pre-show coverage kicking off at 9am AEDT on 7Plus.
It will also be airing on Foxtel’s ESPN channel, and streaming live on Kayo, as well.
What Time Does the Super Bowl Kick Off in Australia?
While the Super Bowl will air on Sunday afternoon in the United States, the time difference means that it will be airing live on Monday morning in Australia.
For Aussies, this means kick off will happen at the following times:
- 10:30 am AEDT (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS)
- 9:30 am AEST (QLD)
- 9:00 am ACST (NT)
- 10:oo am ACDT (SA)
- 7:30 am AWST (WA)