Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will make history this week, on Wednesday 20 January.
Biden, 78, will become the oldest President in US history when he is inaugurated in front of the US Capitol and Harris will become the first female Vice President, the first Black woman and the first Asian-American to hold office.
The location of the inauguration ceremony is particularly poignant this year. It will take place at the very same spot where, just two weeks ago, Donald Trump-supporting right-wing violent rioters stormed the building in an insurrection attempt.
Here’s who is performing at the 2021 Inauguration:
Lady Gaga has a long-running relationship with Biden and was regularly seen on the campaign trail supporting the presidential candidate ahead of last year’s election. Over the weekend Biden’s inaugural committee confirmed that Gaga would be performing the national anthem on January 20, 2021.
Also taking to the stage will be J-Lo – who also campaigned for Biden in the run up to the election, joining her future Alex Rodriguez for a recorded interview with Biden and the incoming First Lady, Dr Jill Biden, before Americans headed to the polls.
Following the formalities of the swearing in ceremony, the Oscar winning actor will host a 90-minute long live prime time TV event called Celebrating America which will see a host of musical guests and high-profile speakers take to the platform to celebrate the inauguration. The show will be available to watch live on US TV as well as social streaming platforms like YouTube.
Following in the footsteps of Maya Angelou – who delivered the reading at Bill Clinton’s inauguration – the 22-year-old has been selected by Biden to deliver a poetry reading during the inauguration ceremony, making her the youngest ever inauguration poet.