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Ring In The New Year With These Virtual Festivals And Shows

Ring In The New Year With These Virtual Festivals And Shows

Kierstin Rounsefell

December 28th, 2020

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New Year’s Eve 2020 is quickly approaching. This Thursday night, the calendar will flip to January of 2021. For many, this year was a strange time warp. Time seemed to go by extremely slow. However, many are wondering how it’s already almost the new year!

At this point in time, many of us typically have our New Year’s Eve plans locked in. Gathering downtown to see fireworks, attending a concert or festival, or getting together with family are all popular plans for ringing in the new year. This year, options for events and activities have drastically changed due to health and safety regulations regarding COVID-19.

Many of us live in cities and states with restrictions in place when it comes to how many people can gather safely in a private or public area. In fact, private gatherings with anyone outside of your immediate household are discouraged in lots of areas. The good news is that this doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate New Year’s Eve safely!

Party Guru Productions has put together a list of twelve different live stream concerts and shows for you to view in the comfort of your own home. These events are either free or low-cost, making it easy for everyone to view. Genres include pop, rock, electronic, and more. You and your friends can watch these shows together from separate households and not have to worry about getting to and from a venue. The only difficulty this year will be choosing which live streams to view!

Take a look at the list below to view a small selection of virtual shows taking place this New Year’s Eve.

Beats Antique New Year’s Eve In The Virtual Mushroom

WHEN: December 31st at 3:30 PM PST
PRICE: Starting at $15

Beats Antique is opening up the dance floor for a wild entry into 2021. Exclusive music and dance performances will be featured along with a countdown to midnight in your local timezone. The Virtual Mushroom was created by Android Jones and can’t be missed. For those that want to pay a little extra, special Zoom sessions with Beats Antique as well as album previews and merch are offered.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros New Year’s Eve 2020

WHEN: December 31st at 10:00 PM EST
PRICE: $19.99 – $35

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will be streaming from TRI Studios along with Don Was, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti + Greg Leisz. The Wolf Pack, made up of five different talented musicians, will be present as well. Additionally, Bill Walton is going to be hosting the countdown. A unique poster and tee are also up for grabs if you have some extra cash to spare. For anyone that is a fan of The Grateful Dead and Dead & Company, this live stream is for you!

Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Presents New Year’s Eve 2021

WHEN: December 31st at 10:30 PM EST – 1:30 AM EST
PRICE: Free! (21+, RSVP encouraged.)

This live stream is set to feature a multitude of performances as well as giveaways and an interactive viewing experience. Performers include Post Malone, Steve Aoki, Saweetie, and more. Furthermore, there will be a second DJ-only channel if you prefer to increase the energy in the room. It is recommended to watch the event on their website instead of social media as that is where the interactive polls and giveaways come in. Set times will be released around December 30th.

Grand Park NYELA Countdown to 2021

WHEN: December 31st at 2:00 AM EST
PRICE: Free!

“Count down to 2021 by tuning into the biggest virtual NYE dance party on the west coast!” Dim Mak En Fuego is Steve Aoki‘s newest extension of his label, Dim Mak. This Latin underground event will feature performances by Steve Aoki, AQUIHAYAQUIHAY, and ANDREKZA, to name a few. If you live in Los Angeles, special at-home food and drink kits are also offered so that you can get your grub on at home.

Hello 2021: UK | YouTube NYE Big Night In

WHEN: December 31st at 3:30 PM MST
PRICE: Free!

This New Year’s Eve event is streamed exclusively through Youtube. An insane lineup of UK artists will grace the live stream for you to dance to at home. Get ready for performances by Dua Lipa, Joel Corry, MNEK, and so many more. “Say goodbye to 2020, and Hello 2021.”

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit | New Year’s Eve Celebration

WHEN: December 31st at 8:00 PM CST
PRICE: $25 – $60

This event is going to be streamed from the Brooklyn Bowl Nashville! This performance will feature the full band and their classic rock ‘n’ roll sound combined with storytelling. An option to purchase a poster is available as well as a link to support Lightning 100: Nashville’s Independent Radio.

KISS 2020 Goodbye

WHEN: December 31st at 9:00 PM UTC
PRICE: $39.99 – $999.99

KISS hasn’t seen a live audience in 296 days. Clearly, that time off was used to build up a larger-than-life show for New Year’s Eve. Pyrotechnics, massive stage production, and 360-degree views are in store for this event. The show will be streamed live from Atlantis Dubai. For dedicated KISS fans, high-priced extreme VIP bundles include things like drum sticks from their show, exclusive merch, your name in the credits of the recorded show, and so much more. Buckle your seatbelts and roll into 2021.

Sunsquabi New Year’s Run

WHEN: December 31st at 9:45 MST
January 1st at 9:45 MT
PRICE: $9.99 – $35

Knew Conscious will host this Colorado-based trio for a two-night run on both December 31st and January 1st! This unique group describes their music as “electronic hydro funk”. They’ve played festivals including Electric Forest and Suwanee Hulaween, so having them in your own living room this New Year’s Eve is quite exciting! One or two night passes along with merch bundles are available.

Times Square New Years Eve

WHEN: December 31st at 6:00 PM EST
PRICE: Free!

What is New Year’s Eve without the classic Times Square ball drop? This free event is scheduled to take place and be broadcasted like never before. Live streams include a Live Show, Ball Cam, and cameras from different viewpoints in the square. The best viewing experience will come from downloading the free smartphone app in the app store called “NYE“. Share your new year’s wishes, take selfies using fun filters, and watch your own fireworks show.

T-Mobile Presents: NYE Live with Justin Bieber

WHEN: December 31st at 8:15 PM MST
January 1st at 5:00 AM EST
January 1st at 3:00 PM EST
PRICE: $25 (Free for T-Mobile customers!)

After Justin Bieber had to reschedule this year’s world tour, he is finally set to take the stage again this New Year’s Eve. This event is in partnership with T-Mobile and will be his first live show since 2017. From the looks of his Instagram, he’s been spending a lot of time preparing for this event. If you are a T-Mobile customer, access to view the performance is free!

Tomorrowland 31.12.2020

WHEN: December 31st
8:00 PM – 3:00 AM (In your local time zone.)
PRICE: Starting at € 20 or $24.57

This week, Tomorrowland will debut their very first virtual New Year’s Eve event. This world-famous festival is held every summer in Belgium. However, they’ve had to convert to virtual events this year like many other festivals and artists. This magical celebration will involve viewers from all over the world and host more than twenty-five artists. Performances will be held on four different “stages” by Tchami, CamelPhat, Martin Garrix, Netsky, and more. For those that live in Europe, special merch packages can be ordered as well.

Tycho Sunrise Solo Ascent

WHEN: January 1st at 10:00 AM EST
PRICE: $20.21

For this event, Tycho has taken inspiration from his many sunrise sets at Burning Man. Tycho Solo Ascent will take place from a beautiful outdoor location in Northern California. Viewers of this set will either want to start their new year off with a deep breath of fresh music or wind down from a night of safe celebration. This live stream will be available for forty-eight hours for those that can’t make the original air date.

Conclusion

No matter how you choose to ring in the new year, we encourage you to do so safely. Think of fun ways to celebrate at home while keeping the health of you and others in mind. This year, countless virtual shows and festivals are being offered for a wide variety of audiences.

Only twelve are featured above, but there are so many more options available. So, set up Zoom-dates with your friends and family, turn on the live stream of your choice, and count down to 2021!

Photos By Beats Antique, Dim Mak En Fuego, Justin Bieber, KISS, Sunsquabi

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