Because of the Covid-19 pandemic SABC1, for the first time in 16 years, is unable to do its usual Come Duze New Year's Eve music special on 31 December to usher in 2021 but is replacing it with a studio-based virtual show, The Last Dance Music Festival.
SABC1 says that the broadcast will also feature three of KwaZulu-Natal's "finest upcoming DJ's who will assume the role of opening acts to some of the established artists".
Hosted by Jason Manford, the 2020 Royal Variety Performance was filmed at the Blackpool Opera House in the Winter Gardens Complex - the first time it's not in London since 2011.
André Rieu and his Johann Strauss orchestra perform from 21:30 until midnight songs ranging from Handel's Hallelujah chorus from Messiah, to Think of Me from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, O Sole Mio and many more.
In a statement, CNN says that performances and appearances this year will include John Mayer, Snoop Dogg, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Buffett, Carole Baskin, Josh Groban, Leslie Jordan, Dulce Sloan, Desus & Mero, Kylie Minogue, Aloe Blacc, Goo Goo Dolls and Jon Bon Jovi.
CNN's New Year's Eve Live programme will also include CNN International's Ana Cabrera, Stephanie Elam, Randi Kaye, Richard Quest, Gary Tuchman, and Bill Weir from locations around the world.