First performers announced for NYRE 2019

New Year’s celebration begins at 8 pm ET

Hosts and musical performances have been announced for America’s biggest live New Year’s television broadcast, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019. Emmy-winning producer and television/radio personality Ryan Seacrest will return to host from Times Square for his 13th year, with live onsite reporting by actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Multi-platinum music superstar Ciara will return to ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party, joined by performances from Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and Charlie Puth. The festivities will also feature a performance by Macklemore with Skylar Grey presented by Planet Fitness, and a special collaboration from The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini.

Also announced, award-winning actress Lucy Hale will return to host the third annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square at the dawn of the New Year.

“For 47 years, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve has been America’s biggest and most watched party of the year,” states Mark Bracco, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President of Programming & Development, dick clark productions. “We’re thrilled that Ryan, Jenny, Ciara and Lucy are back to help America usher in the New Year, along with a stellar lineup of the year’s hottest musical artists.”

“With Ryan at the helm and Jenny, Ciara and Lucy hosting from coast-to-coast, we can’t wait to ring in the new year on ABC,” says Rob Mills, SVP, Alternative Series, Specials and Late Night. “We have some of the top musical acts set to perform at the Hollywood Party, with more to be announced for our Times Square and New Orleans celebrations, making ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ a night to remember.”

Ranked as the No. 1 music special of 2017, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 marks the 47th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include five and a half hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s festivities from around the globe. The celebrated event will take place on Monday, December 31st beginning at 8 pm EST on the ABC Television Network. Additional performances will be announced soon.

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