New Years Eve 2013 in Rio de Janeiro

Over 2 Million People attended!

The Rio de Janeiro New Years Eve 2013 celebration may have been the world's largest party.  "Ano Novo" or "Réveillon", as it's called in Brazilian Portuguese, drew crowds of over two million people to the long and wide crescent shaped Copacabana Beach. 

At Midnight, there was an amazing 20 minute fireworks show, launched from several barges in the ocean just off the Beach.

As in years past, there were four large sound stages set up along Copacabana Beach, with the main stage (Palco Principal) located across from the Copacabana Palace Hotel.  DJs and live performances started at 8pm and continued non-stop to 4am on January 1st, 2013.

Here's the full lineup of the entertainment at each stage:

Main stage (Copacabana Palace)
8PM – DJs MAM e Marcelinho da Lua
9PM – Diogo Nogueira (Samba)
10:30 PM – Sorriso Maroto (Pagode band "Mischievous Smile")
12AM – Fireworks
12:20 AM – Claudia Leitte ( popular Brazilian Axé singer)
1AM – Ellen Oléria (winner of the Brazilian TV Program "The Voice")
3AM – G.R.E.S. Unidos da Tijuca (The 2012 Rio Carnaval champion samba band)

Claro Stage (at Rua Santa Clara)
8PM – Mariene de Castro (Northeastern Brazilian music style including samba de roda)
9PM – Olo Dance
10PM – Baby do Brasil (aka Baby Consuelo - high energy rock & samba performer)
12AM – Fireworks
12:20 AM – Grupo Revelação (samba & pagode)
1:40 AM – GRES Acadêmicos do Salgueiro (Carnaval samba school)
2:20 AM – GRES Unidos de Vila Isabel(Carnaval samba school)

Rua Xavier da Silveira stage
6PM – Dj (TBD)
7PM – Grupo vou pro Sereno (MPB - popular Brazilian Music)
8:30 PM – Dj Brinquinho (MPB)
9:30PM – Stylo X (Hip Hop)
12AM – Fireworks
12:16 AM – Stylo X (Hip Hop)
1AM – Dj Lesco (not sure what you call this :music"...)
2AM – Dj Presuntinho (electronica mix)

Leme Stage
6PM – Band
7PM – Banda ou cantor convidado (Brazilian Gospel)
12AM – Fireworks
12:20AM – Samba School TBD

Video - New Years Eve 2013 Fireworks

It's tradition in Rio to wear white on New Years Eve in honor of Iemanjá, the Goddess of the Sea. After the fireworks end at midnight,
many revelers will be tossing flowers and other offerings into the ocean and making wishes for the new year.  You could also have seen the New Years Eve celebration on our live Copacabana Beach Webcam page.

New Years Eve Video

Rio de Janeiro New Years Eve Photos

Midnight Fireworks as seen from Morro do Leme

Above: midnight fireworks as seen from Morro do Leme

As seen from above Christ Redeemer

Above: as seen from above Christ Redeemer

Main Entertainment Stage on Copacabana Beach

Above: main entertainment stage on Copacabana Beach

2013 Midnight Fireworks

Above: 2013 midnight fireworks

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