5 events you can attend virtually this festive season to bring in the New Year

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Fact Durban Rocks is going ahead as planned and viewers can catch it live on Channel O, Dstv Channel 320.
Fact Durban Rocks is going ahead as planned and viewers can catch it live on Channel O, Dstv Channel 320.
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It will be a New Year like no other. The young and the old have a curfew and everyone needs to be home by 11pm, an hour before the hour strikes midnight.

This is in line with the President's request that South African's spend New Year's Eve indoors in order to slow the second wave of Covid-19. 

Millions of South Africans will be home with their parents for the first time since they were of legal age. 

See the tweet below:

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Here's how you can join the rest of the country in welcoming the New Year: 


If you're going to be indoors for the first time this new years, try watching one of these festivals. The live performances might leave you feeling less alone. 

The Annual Ebubeleni Festival - Virtual Extravaganza 

You can start the festivities early by tuning in to the Ebubeleni Festival on the 30th of December. The performers lined up include Summer Yo Muthi hitmakers Blaq Diamond, Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza of Mafikizolo, Amanda Black, Yanga Chief, Ami Faku and Kamo Mphela. 

The festival will be streaming from 8pm. 

Where to watch: Channel O, DStv Channel 320

Fact Durban Rocks 

Dj Tira recently took to his social media to assure fans of the festival that the Fact Durban Rocks festival will be taking them into the New Year with a stellar line-up.

From Sun-El Musician, Tipcee to Jerusalema's Nomcebo Zikode, Zakes Bantwini and Wawuthembeni hitmaker, Ntencane, the show promises to be an extravangaza suitable to close of the year that was. 

It will be hosted by Somizi and Polo B and Zulu Mkhathini and will be streaming from 9pm to 3am. 

Where to watch: Channel O, DStv Channel 320

Come Duze

The channel hasn't made any announcements as to whether viewers will be getting 2020's very own Come Duze special or watching pre-recorded live shows of the previous years. 

Fans of the show can tune into the channel from 9pm

Where to watch: SABC 1, DStv Channel 191

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Tune in

If you're invested in finding out which song got South African's moving the most this year, tune into these local radio stations and join their anchors as they countdown the songs that defined the year that was.

Ukhozi FM

Ukhozi FM is one of the biggest radio stations and the largest in Africa with a listenership of over 7.7 million over the past decade. Broadcasting mainly in IsiZulu, listeners of the show can join the hosts in counting down the top songs of the year and the unveiling of the song being crowned 'Song of the Year'. 

Where to listen in: 90.1-107.4 FM

Metro FM

Known as the number 1 urban radio station in the country, Metro FM has released their line-up for this festive season. 

Listeners of the show can tune in and join anchor Kyeezi as he counts down the Top 40 songs of the year from 8pm until the clock strikes midnight. 

Where to listen in: 98.1 FM or DStv Bouquet Channel 801

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