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Johnny Reid, The Tenors, and Kardinal Offishall Headline Stacked Lineup of Musical Performers at the 28th Annual City New Year's Bash on Citytv

      Additional performers at Canada’s #1 – and longest running – New Year’s party include Victoria Duffield, Shawn Desman, Jully Black, and Massari –
      Citytv hosts free, live events from Toronto, Calgary, and newly added Edmonton for Canada’s biggest New Year’s party –

TORONTO (November 29, 2012) With Canada’s most diverse lineup of musical talent, the country’s highest-rated Canadian New Year’s countdown show invites viewers to ring in 2013 with millions of their closest friends during the 28th annual City New Year’s Bash, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/CT and 8 p.m. MT/PT on Citytv. 


Hosted by Citytv and Rogers Radio on-air personalities in three cities across Canada, City New Year’s Bash 2013 will usher in the New Year live with exciting musical performances, and loads of family entertainment in front of tens of thousands of revelers at the heart of the action from Citytv’s three party centrals: Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Olympic Plaza in Calgary, and Churchill Square in Edmonton.  


Featuring double platinum-selling artist Johnny Reid, hip-hop legend Kardinal Offishall, Canadian pop artist Shawn Desman, multi-platinum group The Tenors, and pop songstress Victoria Duffield – Canada’s premier destination for family fun this New Year’s Eveis on Citytv at the City New Year’s Bash 2013.


“Citytv has become the destination of choice for many families ringing in the New Year, with an astounding 5.1 million viewers tuned in to last year’s broadcast,” said Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice-President of Programming and Operations, Broadcast, Rogers Media. “To ring in 2013, we’re connecting with even more Canadians with three party locations, and a stellar entertainment lineup for all ages.”


A live stream of City New Year’s Bash 2013 will be available online at, and on the Citytv Video App. Toronto’s KiSS 92.5will broadcast highlights from the event live on-air.


As the country’s #1 rated homegrown New Year’s countdown, this year Canada’s biggest party gets even bigger with the addition of an all-new event in Edmonton hosted by Citytv on-air personalities Ryan Jespersen and Bridget Ryan, alongside Liann Cameron from 91.7 The BOUNCE, and Brandy Taylor from SONiC 102.9, who join forces to host a free, all-ages New Year’s Eve celebration from Churchill Square in the heart of downtown Edmonton.


In Toronto, Citytv on-air personalities Dina Pugliese, Kevin Frankish, Tracy Moore, and Gord Martineau will ring in 2013 in front of thousands of party-goers from Nathan Phillips Square.  Citytv on-air personalities Tara Slone, Ted Henley, Andrew Schultz, and Jill Belland will host festivities with thousands of revelers from Olympic Plaza in Calgary.


Canadians are invited to join the conversation online through the City New Year’s Bash 2013 Social Media Hub, a live station at each party central where viewers can share pictures and videos of their celebrations, and send shout outs to loved ones to be featured during the national broadcast.

A full lineup of musical performers and celebrity guests will be announced in the coming weeks.


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