Technically a part of the New York celebrations I reckoned this event was worthy of a page all of its own, not just because of it's iconic status, but also to avoid it getting lost amongst the plethora of other offerings across the New York area at new years.
This is an iconic event that has been taking place since way back in 1974, hosted initially by legendary US entertainer Dick Clark, who due to failing health was later joined by Ryan Seacrest who co-hosted the event and acted as the main anchor in Times Square until the sad passing away of Dick Clark in 2012. The event has retained the title of it's original host however, a fitting tribute to the man who made this occasion his own for so many years.
The event features guest hosts, that in recent years have included Jenny McCarthy and The Black Eyed Peas' Fergie, and a range of big name musical acts such as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga - genuine A-List names.
We'll bring you the full lineup for NYE 2015-2016 as soon as it's available. One thing we do know is that Ryan Seacrest will again be the main host - he recently extended his deal with the show for a "multi-year term" so looks like he'll be at the helm for the forseeable future.
This was the lineup for the NYE 2015 Ball Drop. We'll update it with this year's version asap:
Lady Antebellum (both live by video link from the Bash on Broadway in Nashville)
Florida Georgia Line
Also now joining the lineup is One Direction (1D will be by live link from the Billboard Hollywood party)
There will also be appearances by stars of Disney's Aladdin, Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart and Courtney Reed, as the show is official sponsor of the this year's annual confetti wishes tradition.
As previously, the west coast part of the show will be hosted by the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie, ably assisted by Jenny McCarthy. Appearances at the Billboard Hollywood party include Brantley Gilbert, Ella Henderson, Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz and Train.
The ABC broadcast gets underway at 8pm New York time.
You can keep an eye on all the build up in Times Square via the Times Square webcam.
There are also official Facebook and Twitter feeds for all the very latest updates:
On new year's eve itself the full event will again be streamed live online, for free - watch it live here:
If you're planning on visiting New York for the Rockin New Year, then early reservation is strongly recommended. You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.
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