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Big Freedia, Billy Porter and more join Joe and Jill Biden for Rockin’ Eve

President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will make a special appearance during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest to welcome 2021.

The Bidens will exclusively give their last interview of the year, bringing a special message of hope, unity and best wishes for 2021. The most-watched New Year’s Eve celebration nationwide, which features iconic performances of the year’s biggest songs, airs live on December 31 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT on ABC. It is a broadcast event closed to the public.

Big Freedia will host part of the celebration from New Orleans

This year marks the 49th annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, America’s go-to New Year’s tradition which celebrates the year’s very best in music. With more than five and a half hours of dynamic performances airing until 2am ET, the show also gives viewers a look at New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.

Ryan Seacrest returns for his 16th year as host, and will be joined by Lucy Hale and Billy Porter in Times Square. Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities, returning to the show for her fourth year, and Big Freedia will host the 5th annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans. Jennifer Lopez will headline the event from Times Square, performing minutes before the iconic ball drop, with additional performances by Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Previously announced performers in Los Angeles include Brandy, Doja Cat, Ella Mai, En Vogue, Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, Lewis Capaldi, Maluma, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Nelly, and Saweetie, and PJ Morton will give a performance of “Auld Lang Syne” from New Orleans.

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