Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brandy and Flo Rida are going to help the nation celebrate New Year’s Eve from coast to coast. The lineup for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013” has been announced and it includes some of the biggest names in the music business this year.
Swift will serve as headliner of the NYC Times Square east coast New Year’s party. There she’ll be joined by Jepsen, Neon Trees and more artists who will be announced at a later date. Meanwhile, Fergie is hosting the west coast party, which will include performances by Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, OneRepublic, Pitbull and more who haven’t yet been revealed. Jenny McCarthy is returning to help Ryan Seacrest host the show’s east coast party, while Fergie will hold down the west coast festivities.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” is going to start off on a somber note this year, though. Clark passed away in April, so the first two hours of the New Year’s Eve ABC broadcast will be a tribute that celebrates his life. That will be followed by “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013” from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, and then “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 1” from 11:30 p.m. to 1:08 a.m. ET and “Part 2” from 1:08 a.m. to 2:12 a.m. ET.