On December 31st, Nokia will welcome the New Year in unique style â€“ by connecting millions of music lovers from around the world as they count down the final minutes of 2006. Nokia New Yearâ€™s Eve, a global music event stretching across four continents, will feature a number of international artists including The Black Eyed Peas and Scissor Sisters to entertain audiences at New Yearâ€™s celebrations from Hong Kong to Rio de Janeiro. Those unable to attend in person can experience the party via television or the internet. To orchestrate this unique global celebration, Nokia has enlisted the services of Harvey Goldsmith CBE, the producer of Live Aid and Live8.
Nokia New Yearâ€™s Eve will travel from east to west, starting in Hong Kongâ€™s Ocean Terminal, followed by Mumbaiâ€™s Andheri Stadium, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro and rounding off the night in New York.