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Rio de Janeiro New Years Eve 2016

Fireworks, Events, Webcams, Parties, Hotels, Restaurants, Concerts

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 31 December 2015, Midnight

Rio Copacabana beach new year party
BY MARTIN KERRIGAN

It has been a very big few years for Brazil, and Rio in particular, with the World Cup 2014 having been to the country and the Olympics due to arrive in 2016. There has been some controversy among the local population about the cost of hosting these large events and the lack of apparent long term benefits to the people living here, but at the very least these large scale occasions have helped to raise the international profile of the city and all the things it has to offer.

With this new year party we can expect it to be remembered with particular gusto as a party that is already one of the biggest around.

The New Year (Ano Novo in Portugeuse, or in Brazilian Portuguese, Réveillon), is one of the main holidays across the whole of Brazil and in Rio for many people involves heading down to the city's famous and iconic Copacabana beach, where crowds numbered literally in the millions gather to celebrate the occasion, making it easily one of the biggest new year's eve parties anywhere in the world.

New Year Fireworks, Events, Parties

The beach at Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro is the focal point of much of the celebrations with a large fireworks display at midnight that can be seen all along the coastline for miles around - head up to the higher ground for a truly spectacular panoramic view. The beach itself is over 4 miles long so can host a heck of a party, and it is estimated that around 2 million revellers congregate there each year.

The lineup for the NYE 2015 Copacabana party was as follows, we'll bring you the full performer list for the 2016 event as soon as we have it, but be aware that this tends to be announced quite late in the day:

Main Stage – In front of the Copacabana Palace
Opening with DJ
Baia Toca Raul
Detonautas
Titas
Midnight Fireworks set to music
Seu Jorge (Show da Virada)
G.R.E.S. Unidos da Tijuca

Santa Clara Stage – Across from Rua Santa Clara
Opening with DJ
Bossa Cuca Nova
Revelacao
Maria Rita
Midnight Fireworks set to music
Roupa Nova
G.R.E.S. Salgueiro and G.R.E.S. Portela (25 minutes each)

Radio Globo Stage – Leme
DJ Ailton
Grupo 100%
Grupo RP
Leandro Sapucahy
Grupo RP
Midnight Fireworks set to music
Styllo X

One of the top New Year's Eve parties in Rio de Janeiro is again set to be the Réveillon on Sugarloaf 2016. The party will feature music from local and international DJs, along with a fantastic buffet meal, plus of course plenty of champagne!

NYE Live Streaming, Webcams

Places to watch live online:

Rio de Janeiro webcams

New Years Eve Hotels

If you're planning on visiting Rio over the New Year period, then early reservation is strongly recommended. You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.

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