Hello, 2021.

Celebrate Academy Awards GIF by Nora Fikse - Find & Share on GIPHY

Let’s face it. When we rang in 2020, we were not expecting… that. Last year was interesting, to say the least, and I’m sure many of us are happy to leave it behind. Hello, 2021!

While there’s lots to look forward to, we’ve picked out some particularly perfect events and services just for you:

IGNITE Frost

Concert GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Make sure your headphones are working, because on Jan. 18, we’ve got throwback queen JoJo and the rapper behind your favourite songs, Swae Lee, ready to give you an EXCLUSIVE virtual show!

Whether you’re a fan of JoJo’s early hits, like “Leave (Get Out),” or have been listening to her new album Good to Know on repeat, we know some songs are going to make it onto your next playlist.

Swae Lee, who’s known for his collaborations on chart-topping songs like “Unforgettable,” and for his hip-hop duo, Rae Sremmurd, that produced internet trend-worthy songs like “Black Beatles,” is sure to get you dancing.

Snag your free Frost ticket now!

The Olympics

Logo Olympics GIF by Isabella Carapella - Find & Share on GIPHY

The summer Olympics only comes around once every four years. It’s a chance to watch some of your favourite sports, show some national pride and connect with friends and family.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo was cancelled. It’s disappointing but necessary. The good news: the 2020 summer Olympics have been rescheduled (for now) to start on July 23, 2021!

So, get out your jerseys and car flags because this summer we’re going to celebrate; we waited for an extra year so we deserve an extra celebration.

Oscar movie lineup

Illumination Illuminationentertainment GIF by Minions - Find & Share on GIPHY

I’m sure we all miss the movie experience, I know I do. Grabbing my bucket of popcorn, picking out my bag of candy and sitting in front of the big screen watching the film I’ve waited months to see – it’s the best!

Lucky for all you movie fans, there are some killer movies expected to come out in 2021. Seriously, there’s something for everyone.

Into superhero and comic book movies? Here’s what’s coming your way in 2021:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
  • Morbius
  • Eternals
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  • Black Widow

Action and sci-fi more your speed? 2021 has you covered:

  • The Matrix 4
  • Mission Impossible 7
  • Sherlock Holmes 3
  • Mortal Kombat

Animated, comedy, or romance, what you’ve been missing? 2021 is your movie year:

  • Pinocchio
  • Cruella
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

Whatever genre you prefer, this 2021 lineup won’t let you down. Oh, and did I forget to mention A Quiet Place Part II, is also coming out? I can’t wait.

New Netflix binges

Jason Alexander Popcorn GIF by Cheezburger - Find & Share on GIPHY

Prefer to stay curled up on the couch lounging in your pyjamas? Well, the 2021 Netflix lineup should have you excited. Though the dates are not confirmed, these new titles are expected to come out in 2021. So, I suggest getting ready to start stockpiling your snack cupboard!

  • The Witcher season 2
  • Stranger Things season 4
  • Lucifer season 5B
  • Sex Education season 3
  • Lost in Space season 3
  • Money Heist season 5

There are also tons of new Netflix original films that are planned to be released in 2021, so keep your eyes peeled.

All the little things we miss

Excited Shopping GIF by YoungerTV - Find & Share on GIPHY

Going shopping at the mall, trying out a new restaurant, hanging out with friends, going to the beach in the summer, celebrating birthdays, going on vacation – these are all things we can hopefully do in 2021. Things we largely missed out on in 2020.

Palm Trees Summer GIF by haydiroket (Mert Keskin) - Find & Share on GIPHY

But remember, in the meantime, follow all the safety regulations in your area and continue to protect yourself and those around you. The sooner we can get this under control, the sooner we can get back to doing all of our favourite things.

So, keep your hopes and spirits high – 2021 has many amazing things in store for us.

Mask Hello GIF by Molang - Find & Share on GIPHY


New year, new you? Check out this list of 10 New Year’s resolutions you can actually stick to!

Follow IGNITE on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all things student life.