The end of 2020 could not come soon enough, am I right GDE readers?
This year has brought a lot of turmoil and nuttiness, and the biggest bummer is that we can’t even say goodbye to the mess that is 2020 and ring in the new year the way many of us usually would – at festivals, concerts, and raves.
It doesn’t mean we still can’t look forward and hope for a better 2021 and ring in the new year safely in our homes. With COVID-19 numbers skyrocketing in states around the country, stay-at-home orders, or some variation of restrictions are in place.
Once again, music and the artists within the community are coming in to save the day. Artists from around the world are live streaming their sets on New Year’s Eve so that even though we aren’t in the crowds dancing, we can still dance it out, and into, the new year.
There’s a whole lot of options out there to almost give you the festival feel of deciding which stage to go to within your living room. Here’s a list below, with dates, times, who is playing, and where to virtually find them. Wherever you end up on New Year’s Eve, stay safe, GDE fam. We can’t wait until we can hopefully all physically dance together again in 2021.
Beatport x Absolut (December 31. Begins 7:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 a.m. PST)
Featuring – Carl Cox, TOKiMONSTA, Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Nastia, Jaguar Blot, RayRay, Jinxo & Danz
ABRACADABRA (December 30 – January 1)
Featuring – John Legend, Kaskade, Major Lazer, Aloe Blacc, BLOND:ISH, elrow ft. Claptone, Jermaine Dupri, Marc Rebillet, Poolside, Shiba San, Secular Sabbath ft. Rhye & Friends, AMEME, Apache, Bastian Bux, Differ, Don Quez, Eden Prince, FNX OMAR, Islandman, LUVU, Malone, Marc Maya, Mary Droppinz, Monoky, Mòo & Jo, Mother of the Sun, Poranguí, Salomé Le Chat, Santino Le Saint, Saqib, Scarlett de la Torre, Stavroz, Stephan Jolk, Suigeneris, Super Flu, Tini Gessler, Thandi Draai, Toni Varga, WhoMadeWho
Tomorrowland NYE (December 31, 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. in all time zones)
Featuring – Armin van Buuren, Duck Sauce, Tchami, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, DJ Snoopadelic, David Guetta, Diplo, Boys Noize, CamelPhat, Coone, D-Block & S-te-fan, ARTBAT, Maceo Plex, Charlotte de Witte, Netsky, Da Tweekaz, Brennen Heart, Jack Back, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kölsch back-to-back Joris Voorn, Lost Frequencies, MEDUZA, Sub Zero Project.
WATCH: NAOZ digital venue
Defected “We Dance As One” (December 31. Begins 12:00 p.m. EST/ 9:00 a.m. PST)
Featuring – Dom Dolla, Eats Everything, Gorgon City, Inner City Live, Low Steppa, Roger Sanchez, Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera
John Digweed Bunker Sessions (December 31. Begins 4:30 p.m. EST / 1:30 p.m. PST)
United At Home with David Guetta (December 31. Begins 6:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. PST)
Destructo Sunrise Sermon (January 1. Begins 8:00 a.m. EST / 5:00 a.m. PST)
Tycho Sunrise Solo Ascent (January 1. Begins 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST)
WATCH: No Cap Shows
Day Trip LA (January 1. Begins 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. PST)
Featuring – Benny Benassi, David Penn, Detlef, Ferreck Dawn, Gene Farris, John Summit, Lee Foss, Mark Farina, Mark Knight, Marshall Jefferson, Monki, Paul Johnson, Ron Carroll, Sam Divine, The Brothers Macklovitch, Yotto
WATCH: Insomniac TV
Spybar Chicago‘s Keep Us Dancing (January 1. Begins 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST)
Featuring – Anthony Attalla, Ardalan, Boris, Carlo Lio, Dennis Cruz, Dubfire, Gene Farris, Gorgon City, Hiroko Yamamura, Huxley, Hyperactive, J. Worra, John Summit, Josh Butler, Kate Simko, Lady D, Lee Foss, Mat.Joe, MEDUZA, Prok|Fitch, Seth Troxler, Sharam, Sydney Blu, Technasia
Steve Aoki NYE LA (December 31. Begins 2:00 a.m. EST / 11:00 p.m. PST.)
Featuring – Steve Aoki, AQUIHAYAQUIHAY, Andrekza, BIA, 2DEEP.
SunSquabi: Live from Knew Conscious (December 31 – January 1. Begins 11:45 p.m. EST / 8:45 p.m. PST)
WATCH: FANS Live
Fuck 2020: A Transcendental New Year’s Eve Celebration
(December 31. 7:00 pm – 3:00 a.m., adjusted for EST, PST, CET, WET, JSTAEST, and AEST.)
Featuring – John Talabot, Daniel Avery, Lena Willikens b2b BSS, Paranoid London, Dave P, Zillas on Acid, Jessy Lanza, DJ Nobu, Moor Mother, Lovefingers, Nídia, Shanti Celeste, and Nabihah Iqbal
WATCH: Primavera Sound
Beats Antique NYE (December 31. Begins 11:30 p.m. PST (adapted to MST, CST, EST, and GMT)
WATCH: The Virtual Mushroom
Yandel Live NYE Special (December 31st @ 5PM pst / 8PM est)