Foo Fighters to headline Super Bowl cruise

Some of the biggest contemporary music acts including the Foo Fighters will be performing live aboard the Norwegian Getaway ahead of the NFL Super Bowl this February.

As we reported earlier this year, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest vessel has been chartered as a floating hotel for the showpiece of the American Football season, which takes place on February 2nd at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

This caused significant disruption to the launch schedule for the 4,028 passenger ship, with numerous passengers already booking passage on the trans-Atlantic voyage originally scheduled for the start of the month.

As they say, however, the show must go on. Passengers had their reservations transferred to a later fare and received on board credit, while organisers of the end-of-season sporting spectacle got to work planning the entertainment.

Under it’s temporary guise as the bud Light Hotel New York, the Getaway will be docked at Pier 88 in Manhattan on the Hudson River and will host a string of entertainments. Foo Fighters will headline the main event a day before the game, on February 1st.

Two days earlier, on January 30th the stage will belong to the Roots, who will perform with hip-hop luminaries Run DMC and Busta Rhymes. Imagine Dragons, the Grammy-nominated act, are also set to play the following day.

This year, the Super Bowl half-time show, one of the biggest live musical shows of the year, will be performed by Bruno Mars.