The 2017 ARIA Awards with Apple Music are thrilled to announce the final line-up of Australian performers who will be gracing this year’s ARIA’s stage, along with a first taste of presenters that will be part of the show at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Tuesday, November 28th.
The final round of Australian performers include ‘Apple Music Album Of The Year’ nominee Paul Kelly, ‘Breakthrough Artist’ nominee Amy Shark, and ‘Best Male Artist’ nominee Dan Sultan. Audiences will also be treated to a very special Hall Of Fame performance by the legendary Daryl Braithwaite. These acts will be joining A.B. Original, Gang Of Youths, Jessica Mauboy, Peking Duk and Pnau to deliver exciting, diverse and memorable performances for 2017.
The internet was sent into a frenzy with the news of global superstars Harry Styles and Lorde returning to the ARIA’s stage, amidst their visits down under for the sold-out Australian leg of their world tours.
A cavalcade of stars will also be part of the ARIA Awards this year with a list of incredible artists who will present on the night, including: world renowned British musician, drummer and co founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, star of 80’s super group Culture Club and one of the music scene’s most iconic artists and coach on TV show, The Voice Australia & UK, Boy George, Australian Grammy award winner and twelve-time ARIA Award winner Flume, and #1 best selling Author for his memoir ‘Working Class Boy’, and the heart and soul of Australian rock & roll Jimmy Barnes. One of pop music’s most in demand songwriters and US double-platinum artist, Julia Michaels and singer-songwriter and two-time 2017 ARIA award nominee Vance Joy are also set to announce ARIA Awards winners.
FIRST ROUND PRESENTERS
INTRODUCING THE NEXT ROUND OF AUSTRALIAN PERFORMERS AT THE 2017 ARIA AWARDS WITH APPLE MUSIC
Nominated in 7 categories (Apple Music Album Of The Year, Best Male Artist, Best Adult Contemporary Album, Best Blues & Roots Album, Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year, Best Cover Art)
Winner in 2 Artisan Categories: (Engineer Of The Year, Best Cover Art)
1997 ARIA Hall Of Fame inductee Paul Kelly, one of Australia’s most loved and esteemed artists, has this year received an impressive seven nominations. He has also already taken home two ARIA awards in the Artisan Categories, for ‘Engineer Of The Year’ and ‘Best Cover Art’, for his 23rd studio album “Life Is Fine”.
These nominations give Paul Kelly a remarkable ARIA Awards career tally of 51 nominations and 12 Award wins to date.
Paul Kelly’s new record “Life Is Fine” debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, and has remained in the top 40 ever since! It has been in the ARIA Chart’s Top 10 Australian Albums for the past thirteen weeks, and is well on its way to becoming the biggest selling Australian album of the year, behind Keith Urban and Tina Arena.
“Life Is Fine” is Kelly’s first ARIA #1 album, after releasing 23 studio albums and a 40-year career in music. This critically acclaimed record is one of his strongest and most evocative yet, showcasing a stellar songwriter who is in firm command of his craft.
Capturing the vastness of Australian culture and landscape with his trademark bluegrass mixed with folk-rock, Paul Kelly is currently on his national “Life Is Fine” tour, playing to full houses across Australia with two massive Sydney Opera House forecourt shows on Sunday, November 19th and Monday, November 20th.
Nominated in 6 categories (Apple Music Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Video, Apple Music Song Of The Year)
Having just wrapped her US tour with Vance Joy, Gold Coast’s Amy Shark is one of the emerging artists who burst into the Australian music scene over the past twelve months and has been recognised for her works with an impressive 6 nominations. She’ll be returning to Australian shores just in time for the award ceremony and an awesome live performance on the night.
2017’s “Night Thinker” EP peaked at #2 on the ARIA charts, and breakthrough single ‘Adore’ placed #2 on triple j’s Hottest 100 and peaked at #3 on the ARIA Singles chart, which has continued to propel Amy Shark into success. The single has since surpassed 40 million combined streams worldwide and earned double platinum status. The six ARIA nominations for her EP and single are certainly the culmination of a whirlwind 18 months for this Gold Coast singer-songwriter.
Nominated in 3 categories (Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Rock Album)
Dan Sultan earned three nominations for his fourth studio album “Killer”, his rich and soulful voice spilling all sorts of guts and glory over memorable rock, roots and blues hooks. Having just come off the “Killer” Album Tour, playing some of his biggest venues to date across 11 metro and regional cities backed by his incredible band, Dan Sultan is enjoying widespread critical acclaim, with media and fans alike hailing it as his most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
The album marks Sultan’s second time in the ARIA Top 5 – his last album “Blackbird” debuted at #4, earned the Melbourne artist the ‘Best Rock Album’ accolade at the ARIA Awards in 2014, and gained gold status.
One of the great icons of the Australian music industry Daryl Braithwaite will be inducted into the 2017 ARIA Hall Of Fame and will treat fans to a very special performance on the night. Braithwaite’s extraordinary career spans over 45 years, with an impressive discography including two multi-platinum albums, “Edge” and “Rise.” His interpretation of Rickie Lee Jones’ ‘The Horses’ has gone on to become one of his signature song and one of Australia’s most loved anthems.
Now 64 years young, Braithwaite shows no signs of slowing down, after sending the internet into meltdown with his appearance on the 2017/18 Falls Festival lineup. Braithwaite will release The Definitive Hits Collection “Days Go By” on November 24th, and is also set to tour Australia with fellow ARIA ‘Hall Of Fame’ inductee John Farnham on the 2018 ‘Red Hot Summer Tour’.
Listen to all the artists on Apple Music and stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the 2017 ARIA Awards.