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SUPER BOWL LVI

How long does it take to set up and dismantle the Super Bowl halftime show?

Sunday's halftime show in Los Angeles will be a parade of hip hop royalty, with Dr. Dre set to be joined on stage by Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.

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Overview of half-time show during the NFL's Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Fiala
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Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show will be a parade of hip hop royalty, with Dr. Dre set to be joined on stage by Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.

A cultural icon in Los Angeles, Dre is delighted to be sharing the spotlight with the hometown team, claiming to have spoken their success into existence.

"Who else could do this show here in LA, who else could perform the Halftime Show other than these amazing artists that we put together for this thing?" Dre said during the halftime show media conference on Thursday.

"Not only that, I've been manifesting the Rams, since the beginning of the season, I'm just thinking about it every day, I'm meditating on it and I'm like: 'Okay, it would be perfect if we are in the Super Bowl performing and the Rams are in the game as well.'"

Dre promised surprises in the show, though he would not go into any further detail.

He and Snoop vowed there would be no wardrobe malfunctions. Dre joked he had dissuaded him and Eminem from any provocative displays during the performance. Snoop, though, expects to have the greatest impact during the show.

Asked what he wants the audience to take from the concert, Snoop replied: "[That] I'm the greatest to ever do it.

"Somebody gotta say it, Tom Brady wouldn't say it, I'm the GOAT." And although Snoop is a fully fledged Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he is backing the Rams to keep the Lombardi Trophy at SoFi Stadium. "I gotta go with LA," he said.

Feb 10, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Recording artist Snoop Dogg at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show press conference at Los Angeles Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Feb 10, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Recording artist Snoop Dogg at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show press conference at Los Angeles Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsKirby LeeUSA TODAY Sports

Half time show set up

Patrick Baltzell has been the key sound engineer for the past 20 Super Bowl half-time shows and in a recent interview with The Verge confirmed that preparation for the big half-time event gets underway in the September before the event.

The engineer who has also worked on the Oscar and Emmy Awards admits that his team are given between six and seven minutes to set-up and later dismantle the half-time show set and equipment.

Feb 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Justin Timberlake performs during half time in Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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Feb 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Justin Timberlake performs during half time in Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsBrad RempelUSA TODAY Sports
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