Watching the dazzling ball slowly drop in Times Square is a New Year’s Eve tradition for many. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcasts the big moment along with a plethora of performances, and the show just dropped the first round of who you can expect to see on the big day.
Ryan Seacrest hosts the main production from New York City and will be joined by Jenny McCarthy again. Actress Lucy Hale returns to hold it down in New Orleans, and Ciara will host from Hollywood.
Seacrest announced the first batch of performers who will be joining Ciara in Hollywood. They include Foster The People, the Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Macklemore with Skylar Grey, Kelsea Ballerini, Dua Lipa and Ella Mai.
New year, new performers, same hosts! Our Hollywood Party lineup:
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) November 26, 2018
Seacrest also promised more performer announcements are yet to come. This year’s show airs Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Past New Year’s Rockin’ Eve performances
Neon Trees, the Fray, Charlie XCX, Demi Lovato, DNCE, Nick Jonas and many, many more have performed at the show over the past few years.
Fall Out Boy performed for both the 2014 and 2016 broadcasts. For 2014, the band played “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” from the Hollywood party hosted by Fergie.
Panic! At The Disco rang in the new year two years ago. The band gave an amazing performance in New Orleans. Their setlist included, “Victorious,” “Death of a Bachelor” and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”
You can see Hale introduce “one of [her] favorite bands” below.