News 3 September 2019

ARIA Awards to be broadcast on Nine Network

Destination NSW and The Star return for this year&

ARIA Awards to be broadcast on Nine Network

The 2019 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music are preparing to celebrate the biggest night in Australian music. Sharing the musical achievements of the Australian music industry over the past year, the 33rd annual ARIA Awards will be broadcast live from The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Wednesday, 27th November 2019.
Australia’s most notable and talented artists will come together for the star-studded event, which will once again be proudly supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW and broadcast to screens across Australia on the Nine Network.
The 2018 ARIA Awards was a TV ratings success - delivering huge audience numbers and winning the viewership of the 16 to 39 and 18 to 49 age groups.  #ARIAs was also the top trending hashtag on Twitter for the evening as well as trending across 14 countries and 150 cities around the world.
Denis Handlin AO, ARIA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and President of Asia, said:

“On behalf of the ARIA Board, we welcome back the Nine Network as our television broadcast partner for the ARIA Awards in 2019 and we look forward to working with Nine's CEO Hugh Marks and his team for a third year. We are also thrilled to again have Destination NSW and The Star help us celebrate another outstanding year for Australian music at this year’s Awards.”
Hamish Turner, Nine Network Program Director, said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome back the ARIA Awards on our screens for 2019, and champion some incredible Australian music in the process. For 32 years the ARIA Awards have delighted us with brilliant performances from some of the biggest names in music, and this year will be no different.”
NSW Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres, said:

“The NSW Government is proud to support the ARIAs through our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. These iconic Awards not only provide a significant boost to the State’s visitor economy, but also cement Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s creative arts hub across the Asia Pacific through highlighting and celebrating our incredible home grown talent.”
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive, said:

“The ARIA Awards would not be possible without the incredible support we get from our key partners. I'm delighted that the team at Nine, Destination NSW and The Star are back to help us deliver an event worthy of celebrating another wonderful year of Australian music. ”
Tickets for the public ARIA Party have also been announced, with presale beginning at 9:00am 3rd September and full sale at 9:00am 17th September. More details to follow.
For $44, each ticket entitles the bearer to a number of exclusive opportunities. Ticket holders will enjoy VIP seating on the ARIA Red Carpet to watch and experience all of the Red Carpet Arrivals, a meet and greet in Rock Lily with an ARIA nominated artist, plus an exclusive performance by an ARIA nominated artist. They will also be the first to watch the 2019 ARIA Awards and performances as they happen, streamed live and exclusive to Rock Lily, while being served complimentary snacks throughout the evening. As an added bonus, ticket holders will also receive a complimentary meal voucher to be redeemed at The Star’s Food Quarter.
There have been a host of Australian successes on the ARIA Charts over the last twelve months from artists including 5 Seconds Of Summer, Amy Shark, Conrad Sewell, Dean Lewis, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Jimmy Barnes, Kian and Tones And I. These achievements, combined with iconic live performances and collaborations, ensure we are in for an unforgettable night on Wednesday 27th November 2019.