The 2022 ARIA Awards will be live and dangerous showcasing the best that homegrown music has to offer with a rocking line-up of performers coming together to make the first live and in-person Awards since 2019 the biggest night of the year.
Australian music's night of nights returns with a bang dangerously live from 7.30pm Thursday, 24 November at The Hordern Pavilion on Gadigal land. Catch all of the action from the red carpet, premier show and main broadcast on Channel 9, 9Now and streaming internationally on YouTube.
Today entertainment reporter Brooke Boney will bring all the excitement ahead of the main event, hosting the Premier show to kick off proceedings.
The ARIA Awards official live broadcast from 7.30pm will be hosted by iconic artist and eight-time ARIA Award-winner Natalie Imbruglia alongside Australian singer, songwriter and drummer GFlip and ARIA Award winner Ruel.
Performing their hit songs from the past year before a live audience will be RÜFÜS DU SOL (seven nominations), Baker Boy (five nominations), Flume featuring MAY-A (six nominations), Amyl and The Sniffers (six nominations) and Vance Joy (five nominations). Peking Duk will also perform their new track Spend It Ft. Circa Waves live from the Red Rooster ARIA Fan Zone.
In addition to the nominated artist performances, a number of tribute performances will honour the Australian music greats and ARIA Hall of Famers who we sadly lost this year. Red carpet co-host and presenter Richard Wilkins will introduce the tribute performances to Judith Durham and Olivia Newton-John.
In what is set to be a standout ARIA moment, host Natalie Imbruglia will pay tribute to our beloved homegrown superstar Olivia Newton-John, joined by Peking Duk and ARIA Award-winning singer and musical director of the tribute, Tones And I, with a stunning performance of Hopelessly Devoted To You, Xanadu and fan favourite You’re The One That I Want.
Tones And I said: “It’s an honour to musically direct the Olivia Newton-John tribute for the ARIA Awards this year and it has been such a great experience working with executive producers John Leahy and Joel Farland.”
Budjerah, Jessica Mauboy and Thelma Plum will honour Uncle Archie Roach with his nominated track, One Song, while Casey Donovan and Dami Im will each perform a solo to commemorate the career of Judith Durham with I’ll Never Find Another You and The Carnival Is Over.
Throughout the evening, viewers will see their favourite artists present awards across the 27 categories, including Ayesha Madon, Becca Hatch, Briggs, Flex Mami, Genesis Owusu, Illy, Jerome Farah, Josh Teskey, Kye, Lime Cordiale, Matt Gudinski, Montaigne, Peking Duk, Peter Garrett, Richard Wilkins, Ruel, The Wiggles, Tones And I, Troy Cassar-Daley and Vera Blue.
ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “We’re so excited to have this group of incredible Australian artists showcasing their music on the ARIA Awards stage here and around the world. We are also honoured to celebrate the legacy of homegrown superstars Uncle Archie Roach, Judith Durham and Olivia Newton-John with moving and joyful tributes that will be nothing short of spectacular. One week to go!”
Model and reality TV star Christian Wilkins and Lucinda “Froomes” Price will chat with the stars and fans from the Red Rooster ARIA Fan Zone throughout the live broadcast. Guests in the Red Rooster ARIA Fan Zone will be able to watch the red carpet arrivals and live broadcast from the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park. Tickets can be purchased here.
Tickets to the 2022 ARIA Awards event are now available to industry. Further information and links for ticket purchases can be found here.
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The 2022 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube are proudly supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.