With Canada experiencing temperatures colder than those in the Antarctic, settling in for a nice New Year’s Eve in front of the TV might be a completely valid option for many. Thankfully, our national broadcaster will have a cross-country lineup for Canadian music fans opting for warm blankets and hot cocoa this coming Sunday.
Broadcasting through both traditional television and through streaming services, CBC will broadcast Canada’s New Year’s Eve: A Countdown to 2018 featuring performances and celebrations from coast to coast.
Beginning in the east, the celebrations out of St. John’s, NF will include performances by Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett and Tom Power. Halifax will join the party with A Tribe Called Red, while Pierre Kwenders will perform in Montreal. Out west, Cold Speaks will bring Vancouver into 2018, while the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, will welcome Northern Cree. The headline performances of the night will come to us from Niagara Falls, where Jessie Reyez, Simple Plan, Marianas Trench and James Barker Band.
Featured appearances will also be made by the casts of Heartland, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Anne of Green Gables, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Murdoch Mysteries and CBC Radio One’s Now or Never.
Watch on CBC and stream online via cbc.ca/watch and the CBC YouTube channel on Sunday, December 31 at 11 p.m. ET, CT, MT, PT (11:30 AT, 11:50 NT).
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.