Jay Z will headline DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night party during Super Bowl weekend on Saturday, Feb. 1. The invite-only event will take place at DirecTV’s SuperFan Stadium at New York’s Hudson River Park Pier 40, co-hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV and Eli Manning.
In recent years, DirecTV’s Super Bowl Eve party has become the top draw in an increasingly crowded week of pre-game events, with previous headliners like Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Usher. The Jay Z booking follows his surprise appearance during Timberlake’s comeback performance at the 2013 party for the duo’s single “Suit & Tie.” Sources tell Billboard that Beyonce is expected to join her husband on stage for at least one song at the DirecTV party, as hosts of other Super Bowl parties were told both artists were already exclusively booked by another event that week. “Obviously, we would love to have her, but no comment on the rumors,” said a DirecTV spokeswoman.
The Jay Z booking joins an exceptionally popular night of parties on Feb. 1 that already includes Drake’s headlining slot at Revolt TV’s party at the Time Warner Cable Studios in the Meatpacking District, Foo Fighters and Zac Brown Band’s concert for Bud Light’s Main Event Concert at the Bud Light Hotel on Pier 88, Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ top-billed slot at WFAN’s Big Hello to Brooklyn at Barclays Center, Kendrick Lamar’s concert for Maxim’s annual bash at Espace in midtown and Gavin Degraw’s intimate gig for VH1’s Super Bowl Blitz at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey. And earlier in the day on Feb. 1, DirecTV will also host its annual daytime Beach Bowl Party, featuring a headlining performance from Paramore.
Billboard has been updating a complete list of all music-related activity during Super Bowl Week in New York City here, with more updates posted in the coming days.