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The following is a list of halftime performances that have occurred at the Grey Cup, the championship game of the Canadian Football League. Until 1989, the Grey Cup halftime performance, if one occurred, was usually a marching band.[1] The 1990 halftime show featured a number of dance teams, then in 1991 the modern style of a performance by a well known (often Canadian) recording artist was introduced, with Luba and Burton Cummings.[1]

History

1990s

Grey Cup Date Location Performer(s) Setlist
78th November 25, 1990 BC Place Stadium
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Esmeralda Colombian Dance Group
  • Mlada Srbadia Serbian Folk Dance Group
  • Joy of Movement Studio
  • Yuen's Institute of Tae Kwon-do
  • Hungarian Csardas Dancers of Vancouver
N/A
79th November 24, 1991 Winnipeg Stadium
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
80th November 29, 1992 SkyDome
(Toronto, Ontario)
81st November 28, 1993 McMahon Stadium
(Calgary, Alberta)
Miss Molly N/A
82nd November 27, 1994 BC Place Stadium
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Tom Cochrane
83rd November 19, 1995 Taylor Field
(Regina, Saskatchewan)
Jack Semple N/A
84th November 24, 1996 Ivor Wynne Stadium
(Hamilton, Ontario)
The Nylons
85th November 16, 1997 Commonwealth Stadium
(Edmonton, Alberta)
Trooper
86th November 22, 1998 Winnipeg Stadium
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Love Inc. N/A
87th November 28, 1999 BC Place Stadium
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Parablegics

2000s

Grey Cup Date Location Performer(s) Setlist
88th November 26, 2000 McMahon Stadium
(Calgary, Alberta)
The Guess Who[1]
89th November 25, 2001 Olympic Stadium
(Montreal, Quebec)
N/A
90th November 24, 2002 Commonwealth Stadium
(Edmonton, Alberta)
Shania Twain[1]
91st November 16, 2003 Taylor Field
(Regina, Saskatchewan)
92nd November 21, 2004 Frank Clair Stadium
(Ottawa, Ontario)
The Tragically Hip
  • "Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park"
  • "Courage"
93rd November 27, 2005 BC Place Stadium
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
The Black Eyed Peas[1]
94th November 19, 2006 Canad Inns Stadium
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Nelly Furtado featuring Saukrates
95th November 25, 2007 Rogers Centre
(Toronto, Ontario)
Lenny Kravitz
96th November 23, 2008 Olympic Stadium
(Montreal, Quebec)
  • "So Happy (Theory of a Deadman)
  • "No Surprise" (Theory of a Deadman)
  • "Believe" (Theory of a Deadman with Suzie McNeil)
  • "Minuit" (Andrée Watters)
97th November 29, 2009 McMahon Stadium
(Calgary, Alberta)
Blue Rodeo
  • "Til I Am Myself Again"
  • "Hasn't Hit Me Yet"
  • "Lost Together"

2010s

Grey Cup Date Location Sponsor Performer(s) Setlist
98th November 28, 2010 Commonwealth Stadium
(Edmonton, Alberta)
N/A Bachman & Turner[1]
99th November 27, 2011 BC Place Stadium
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Nickelback[1]
100th November 25, 2012 Rogers Centre
(Toronto, Ontario)
101st November 24, 2013 Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
(Regina, Saskatchewan)
Hedley
102nd November 30, 2014 BC Place Stadium
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Imagine Dragons[1][2]
103rd November 29, 2015 Investors Group Field
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Nissan Titan Fall Out Boy[1]
104th November 27, 2016 BMO Field
(Toronto, Ontario)
Freedom Mobile OneRepublic[3]
105th November 26, 2017 TD Place Stadium
(Ottawa, Ontario)
Freedom Mobile Shania Twain[4]
106th November 25, 2018 Commonwealth Stadium
(Edmonton, Alberta)
Freedom Mobile Alessia Cara
107th November 24, 2019 McMahon Stadium
(Calgary, Alberta)
Freedom Mobile Keith Urban[6]

2020s

Grey Cup Date Location Sponsor Performer(s) Setlist
108th December 12, 2021 Tim Hortons Field
(Hamilton, Ontario)
Twisted Tea Arkells[7]

The Lumineers

K.Flay

  • "Years in the Making"
  • "Leather Jacket"
  • "Quitting You"
  • "Ophelia" (The Lumineers)
  • "You Can Get It" (with K.Flay)
  • "Knocking At the Door"

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Braun, Liz (2015-11-27). "The most notable Grey Cup halftime shows". 24 Hours Vancouver. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  2. ^ "Imagine Dragons to fire up Grey Cup's halftime show". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  3. ^ "OneRepublic to headline 2016 Grey Cup halftime show". Global News. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Grammy winner Shania Twain to perform at Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show". CFL. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Shania Twain melts Grey Cup halftime with fiery performance".
  6. ^ "Keith Urban to take centre stage at Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show". cfl.ca. September 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Arkells named halftime performers for 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton". tsn.ca. November 12, 2021.