Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato will join headliner Carrie Underwood live in Times Square as part of ABC's telecast of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016. They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles. Luke Bryan will perform a medley of his hit songs, Demi Lovato will perform "Confident" and "Cool for the Summer" from her new album, Confident, and Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will perform their smash hit "See You Again." Each performance will take place in the hours leading up to the 2016 countdown, performing for over 1 million fans live in Times Square, and millions more on TV. With over 38 performances and five and a half hours of music, America's biggest celebration of the year will take place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 8|7c on the ABC Television Network.
It's going to be one epic New Year's Rockin' Eve party! Ring in 2016 with Ryan Seacrest and Carrie Underwood on ABC.
Joining headliner One Direction and host Fergie at the Billboard Hollywood Party are performers 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall Out Boy, Andy Grammer, Ellie Goulding, Elle King, Tove Lo, Rachel Platten and WALK THE MOON. Also recently added to the Billboard Hollywood line up are performers Alessia Cara, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, OMI, Pentatonix, and Nathan Sykes.
Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett will make a special live appearance from his concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as part of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016. Buffett will bring everyone to a "Margaritaville" state of mind as he performs his timeless song right after the ball drops at midnight, ringing in the start of 2016.
The show will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 10 years with live reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Pop star Fergie will oversee the festivities at the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.
Ryan Seacrest will host the countdown to midnight in Times Square as he has for the last decade.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 List of Performers
Times Square (NYC)
- Carrie Underwood
- Luke Bryan
- Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
- Demi Lovato
- Jimmy Buffett
Billboard Hollywood Party (LA)
- One Direction
- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Fall Out Boy
- Andy Grammer
- Ellie Goulding
- Elle King
- Tove Lo
- Rachel Platten
- WALK THE MOON
- Alessia Cara
- Nick Jonas
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Nathan Sykes
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers, and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
The complete lineup Thursday night, December 31 on ABC is:
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
11:30 – 1:09 a.m. – "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 1"
1:10 – 2:13 a.m. – "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 2"