Beatport and Absolut Join Forces for a Global New Year's Eve Livestream Celebration

Dance the year away with Beatport as we bid farewell to 2020 with 20+ hours of dance music excellence.

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Dec 10, 2020
Cameron Holbrook

2020 is bound to go down in history as one of the most challenging years in recent memory. For music fans around the world, the usual respite and fulfillment found at clubs and festivals of all sizes was suddenly taken away, forcing fans, as well as performers and the music industry as a whole, to find new and innovative ways to keep live music in our lives.

From our marathon ReConnect livestreams, which raised money for COVID-19 relief and aid for Beirut, to our genre showcases and collective and artist takeovers, Beatport has been proud to bring you a diverse array of hugely talented DJs and performers via global live streams since the start of the pandemic.

To cap off the year, you’re invited to dance the year away with Beatport and Absolut for the last and most ambitious livestream of 2020: a 20-plus hour online party hitting more than 15 time zones with DJs in cities across the globe. Kicking off before midnight local time in Melbourne, Australia with Carl Cox, followed by sets from Jamie Jones, Honey Dijon, Jaguar, Patrick Topping, Nicole Moudaber, TOKiMONSTA, and more, the New Year’s Eve party will travel the globe countdown clock hits major cities around the world before finishing up back in Melbourne with a second and final closing set from Cox. Each set will see the performers building up towards midnight in their own timezone, bidding a final farewell to 2020.

British DJ/producer Nicole Moudaber commented, “Barbados is a very special place to me, I’ve been coming to this beautiful island for many years. I can only visualise how lit it will become when I go live for the Absolut and Beatport 2020 NYE stream, bringing in the new year with you. Let’s kiss that b@!%h 2020 goodbye!”

Check out the full lineup below.

Melbourne: Carl Cox
Shanghai: RayRay
Koh Phangan: Mendy Indigo
New Delhi: BLOT!
Dubai: Jixo & Danz
Odessa: Nastia
Berlin: Honey Dijon
Newcastle Patrick Topping
London: Jaguar
Florianopolis: BLANCAh
Barbados: Nicole Moudaber

Miami: Jamie Jones
Calgary: Sydney Blu
San Francisco: TOKiMONSTA
Melbourne: Carl Cox

Leading up to the stream, Beatport is allowing fans the chance to enter a remix competition that will focus on the House anthem, “President House” by Roland Clark featuring Urban Soul. Producers who enter will have a chance to win a $5000 prize package, including a personalized bottle from Absolut, a release on the seminal house and garage label, King Street Sounds, and a global track premiere during the Beatport x Absolut NYE 2020 Livestream. Competition entrants have until December 18th, 2020 to participate and can download the stems and acapella via our website. Learn more here.

Beatport x Absolut’s New Year’s Livestream Celebration will be available to watch on Beatport’s Twitch channel, as well as on YouTube and Facebook.

Join us in celebrating the international solidarity and passion that keeps dance music thriving! Besides, what better way to say goodbye to 2020 than celebrating its passing 14 times!?

Ahead of the livestream, check out some fresh Beatport Charts from the artists on our lineup.

MACHÌNA – #DanceAway2020 Beatport Chart
SEKITOVA – #DanceAway2020 Beatport Chart
Jixo & Danz – #DanceAway2020 Beatport Chart
Jaguar – #DanceAway2020 Beatport Chart
BLANCAh – #DanceAway2020 Beatport Chart
Sydney Blu – #DanceAway2020 Beatport Chart

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