More performances added to the stellar line up, including ARIA Hall Of Fame legends Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, at the sold out 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra
There is only a week to go before the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra kicks off in Sydney. In what is shaping up to be the biggest ARIAS ever, we are thrilled to confirm that Telstra Album Of The Year-nominated artists Dan Sultan and Jessica Mauboy, plus ARIA Hall Of Fame recipients Neil Finn and Paul Kelly and 2014 ARIA-nominated Melbourne Ska Orchestra will join Chet Faker, Sheppard, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Hilltop Hoods, Justice Crew as well as very special international guests, One Direction to perform at this year’s ARIA Awards.
Tickets to the ARIAS have sold out, but fans can venture to The Star, Sydney to see their favourite stars walk the David Jones Red Carpet from 2.00pm – 4.00pm and watch the red carpet arrivals and amazing performances on TEN from 7.30pm on November 26.
Today is the last chance to vote in public voted categories (Song Of The Year, Best Australian Live Act, Best Video Public and Best International Artist) at ariaawards.com.au/public-voting. Voting closes at 11.59pm (AEDT) Wednesday, November 19.
Performers added to the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra Dan Sultan
ARIA Award winning artist Dan Sultan’s latest ARIA Top 5 album, ‘Blackbird’, recorded at Nashville's legendary Blackbird Studios with award-winning producer Jacquire King (Of Monsters & Men, Kings Of Leon), has received the following nominations: Album Of The Year, Best Male Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release. As well as supporting Bruce Springsteen on his Australian Tour, Dan Sultan sold out his national tour earlier this year earning him a nomination in the publicly voted category of Best Australian Live Act.
2013 Best Female ARIA Award winner, Jessica Mauboy is back in 2014 with her ARIA Top 3, Gold selling album, ‘Beautiful’ which has been nominated in the Telstra Album Of The Year and Best Female categories. The album features the ARIA #2 double Platinum 'Pop A Bottle', the Platinum selling stunning ballad 'Never Be The Same' which has been nominated in the public voted category of Best Video directed by Lawrence Lim and the Top 5 hit, ‘Can I Get a Moment?’ which became Jessica Mauboy’s eighth Top 10 single, her fifth top five single and her third top 10 debut.
Neil Finn and Paul Kelly
In early 2013, ARIA Award recipients, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, two of the best songwriters of their generation, put together a concert tour that was in every sense the live music highlight of 2013. They delved into each other's catalogues rummaging around for their favourite tunes; trying new things on songs that had become part of the nation's fabric. The DVD release of the critically acclaimed, sold out tour ‘Goin’ Your Way’ debuted at #1 on the ARIA DVD Chart and is certified Platinum. The ‘Goin’ Your Way’ album debuted at #5 on the ARIA Album Chart, is certified Gold and has been nominated for an ARIA in the Best Adult Contemporary Album category.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Since their debut release in March 2013, this thirty-piece (!!) ramshackle train of upbeat goodness have been igniting crowds across Australia, New Zealand as well as performing at the legendary Glastonbury Festival and Montreal Jazz Festival. Their legendary stage performances, incorporating a fifteen-piece horn troupe, fronted by Nicky Bomba (of John Butler Trio fame) has secured them an ARIA nomination in the public voted category of Best Australian Live Act.
The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra and ARIA Week are proudly supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | Wednesday, November 26, 2014 The Star, Sydney | Broadcast on TEN from 7.30pm