News 19 November 2019

2019 ARIA Awards Presenters Revealed, Morgan Evans to Perform

Aussie country star joins huge list of performers.

2019 ARIA Awards Presenters Revealed, Morgan Evans to Perform

The countdown is on to the 2019 ARIA Awards, and ARIA is thrilled to announce the esteemed presenters tasked with making the Australian music industry’s night of nights extra special - the presenters. The Awards ceremony and all the action from the ARIA Red Carpet will be broadcast on the Nine Network from The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Wednesday 27th November. Viewers around the world will be able to enjoy the event through an international YouTube live-stream, hosted by Ash London.

Today sees the announcement of the Australian and international stars who will be presenting this year’s ARIA Awards. The ceremony will feature: International megastar guest Khalid, Canadian popstar Carly Rae Jepsen, twin pop divas The Veronicas, ARIA Hall of Fame member Daryl Braithwaite, beloved wildlife warrior Robert Irwin, YouTube Music’s Director of Urban Music Tuma Basa, half of esteemed electronic duo Madison Avenue, Andy Van Dorsselaer, electronic music duo Peking Duk, triple j darlings Veronica and Lewis, hosts of ABC's "The SetLinda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott, comedians Joel Creasey and Tanya Hennessey, television personalities Sophie Monk and Karl Stefanovic, 5 x ARIA nominated vocalist Katie Noonan, former triple j comedic duo Matt and Alex, beloved childrens entertainer Emma Wiggle, fan-favourite puppet Agro, ARIA Award winner Justine Clarke, the cast of smash-hit musical School of Rock, radio presenter Smallzy and Nine Network personalities Brooke Boney and Richard Wilkins. The ceremony and red carpet will also play host to various other stars, including US boy-band Why Don’t We.

These presenters will join Australia’s very own Guy Sebastian in his prestigious hosting duties, a role he is a natural choice for as a 4-time ARIA Award winner and 31-time nominee himself. Sebastian says he is “so pumped and honoured to be hosting the 2019 ARIA Awards.” 

ARIA are also thrilled to unveil an additional Australian performer to appear at the Awards. Morgan Evans has shot to fame over the past two years with his hit "Kiss Somebody", which peaked at number 1 on the US Country Airplay Chart, held in the Top 100 ARIA Singles Chart for 34 consecutive weeks and certified ARIA Platinum. His follow up “Day Drunk” peaked at #5, held Top 30 for 20 weeks on the ARIA Top 100 singles, was certified two times Platinum, and hit #1 on AU RadioMonitor’s All Plays Chart. Morgan is nominated for two ARIA Awards this year, including Best Country Album for his #5 ARIA debut “Things That We Drink To” and Song of the Year presented by YouTube Music for “Day Drunk”. Morgan's newest single “Diamonds”, released on November 8, is the #1 most added song at Australian radio this past week!

Morgan and the ARIA Awards’ presenters join an all-star line-up of Australian and International performers set to grace the ARIA stage this year, including Dua Lipa, HalseyTones and I, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature, Hilltop Hoods, Thelma Plum, Morgan Evans, and The Teskey Brothers.

Minister for Tourism, Stuart Ayres says, “We’re thrilled to welcome another star-studded, Australian line up to Sydney for the 2019 ARIA Awards and ARIA week. I encourage everyone to book their tickets as soon as possible and plan their stay in Sydney to enjoy a week of celebrations to support our vibrant music industry.”

Fans have the chance to witness Australian music’s night of nights in person, with tickets available from However, if you can’t make it in person, ARIA encourages music fans around the world to celebrate the #ARIAs on Twitter by tuning into the global live stream of the ARIA Awards Red Carpet presented by Swarovski at ARIA’s Twitter account: @ARIA_Official from 2:00pm-4:00pm (AEST) and unlocking the ARIA Award emoji by using the hashtag #ARIAs. The Twitter 360 will be in a prime position for the stars to show off their hottest looks before they hit the Red Carpet. Last year, the Twitter live stream of the ARIA Awards Red Carpet presented by Swarovski was viewed over 3.4 million times with the #ARIAs trending in 7 countries! 

With the full program now announced, the countdown is officially on to the 2019 ARIA Awards presented by YouTube Music.


Andy Van Dorsselaer (Madison Avenue)
Brooke Boney
Carly Rae Jepsen
Cast of School of Rock
Daryl Braithwaite
Dylan Alcott
Emma Wiggle
Joel Creasey
Justine Clarke
Katie Noonan
Karl Stefanovic
Linda Marigliano
Matt and Alex
Peking Duk
Richard Wilkins
Robert Irwin
Sophie Monk
Tanya Hennessey
The Veronicas
Tuma Basa
Veronica and Lewis


Dua Lipa
Guy Sebastian
Hilltop Hoods
Human Nature
Morgan Evans
The Teskey Brothers
Thelma Plum
Tones and I


Angus O’Loughlin
Jules Sebastian 


Ash London

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the 2019 ARIA Awards with YouTube Music.