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City of Brampton to ring in 2021 virtually with Haviah Mighty and Tokyo Police Club!


​BRAMPTON, ON (December 10, 2020) – The City of Brampton is excited to announce live virtual performances by Brampton’s own Haviah Mighty, and Tokyo Police Club for its online New Year’s Eve celebration on Thursday, December 31.

Brampton’s New Year’s Eve 2021 celebration will look different due to COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of the community, all events will take place online.

Let’s stay connected this year - be sure to share your at-home Brampton New Year’s Eve 2021 celebrations with us on social media by tagging @CityBrampton and using #BramptonNewYearsEve and #BramptonTogether.

For more information on all of the virtual activities and events taking place, visit Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve.

Live from The Rose
This year’s virtual show will begin at 8 pm at Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve with messages from Mayor Patrick Brown and Members of Council, and a pre-recorded performance by cover band Soular.

Brampton hip hop artist Haviah Mighty and JUNO-nominated Canadian indie rock band Tokyo Police Club will perform live from The Rose Brampton mainstage. Both performances will be livestreamed at Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve. There will be no in-person performances this year. 
 
Live from The Rose is The Rose’s virtual performance series, featuring shows broadcast live from the mainstage to audiences at home. Learn more at www.therosebrampton.ca.  

About Tokyo Police Club
Tokyo Police Club is an indie rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, featuring vocalist and bassist David Monks, keyboardist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook, and drummer Greg Alsop. The band has been nominated for multiple JUNO awards, most recently in 2019 for Alternative Album of the Year.

About Haviah Mighty
Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Haviah Mighty started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her career into further success. Mighty recently released Polaris Prize-winning album, 13th Floor, her most successful project to date, making history as the first hip hop artist and first Black woman to ever receive the award.

Fireworks online
The fun continues with an exciting online fireworks experience in augmented reality! The digital fireworks display offers residents a unique and safe alternative to traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks displays. Residents can enjoy the virtual show starting at 9 pm at Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve, brought to you by Snapd Community Hub. There will be no in-person fireworks this year.

Family-friendly activities online
In classic Brampton New Year’s Eve fashion, take part in a range of fun family-friendly activities starting at noon on December 31. This year, enjoy our programming from the comfort of your own home, as all activities will be online only at Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve. There will be no in-person events this year. Online activities will include craft shows, a kids’ dance party, kids’ entertainment shows, printable DIY activities, and more!

Enjoy takeout from local restaurants
Order in this New Year’s Eve! This year, a list of local restaurants open for pick-up or delivery New Year’s Eve will be made available online at Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve. Try something new or enjoy your favourite local meal.

Quotes

Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve is the place to be this New Year’s Eve! While we cannot gather to celebrate in person, I encourage everyone to enjoy Brampton’s virtual festivities from the comfort of their own homes on December 31, 2020. On a night that is typically very busy outdoors, I know that this year, Bramptonians will do the right thing and stay home, healthy and safe on New Year’s Eve.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“We are so excited to announce this year’s New Year’s Eve virtual performances by Haviah Mighty and Tokyo Police Club! A range of performances, family-friendly activities, and a local restaurant listing will be available online. Stay home, stay online with us, have fun with your family, and share your experience with the community by tagging @CityBrampton and using #BramptonNewYearsEve and #BramptonTogether.”

- Paul Vicente, Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture; Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, City of Brampton 

“City staff are dedicated to creating a memorable online New Year’s Eve experience for everyone in Brampton – and those outside of our city who might usually visit to celebrate. We are pleased to announce virtual performances, and ask everyone to stay home this year to enjoy the performances and activities available online at Brampton.ca/NewYearsEve.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca