News 20 November 2022

Richard Wilkins, Christian Wilkins and Froomes to host 2022 ARIA Awards Red Carpet presented by Interflora

Hosts to give first look at all the stars live from the red carpet

Richard Wilkins, Christian Wilkins and Froomes to host 2022 ARIA Awards Red Carpet presented by Interflora
  • Entertainment industry icon Richard Wilkins teaming with son Christian Wilkins and comedian Lucinda “Froomes” Price to co-host
  • The 2022 ARIA Awards Red Carpet proudly presented by Interflora
  • Catch all the Red Carpet action live on YouTube from 4.00pm to 6.00pm AEDT, Thursday, 24 November

The 2022 ARIA Awards is returning with a live and dangerous evening celebrating the best in Australian music. Before the official main show begins, musicians and celebrities will be hitting the Red Carpet presented by Interflora with hosts Richard Wilkins, Christian Wilkins and Lucinda “Froomes” Price presenting interviews and commentary from the incredible floral installation as the stars arrive.

Broadcasting live on YouTube from 4.00pm until 6.00pm (AEDT) Thursday, 24 November, viewers will get a chance to see the big nominees, performers and their favourite celebrities before they head into the Hordern Pavilion to find out who will take home the big awards.

For the first time since 2019 the ARIA Awards will be live and in-person with the live show kicking off 7:30pm on Channel 9, 9Now and streaming internationally on YouTube hosted by internationally acclaimed singer and ARIA Award winner Natalie Imbruglia, alongside songwriter and drummer G Flip, and ARIA Award-winning singer Ruel.

Television and radio presenter Richard Wilkins will return to the Red Carpet after a career that has spanned decades and has seen him interview some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. The Channel 9 Australia Entertainment Editor and smoothfm host will be first on the ground bringing viewers the hot gossip from the moment stars arrive on the 2022 ARIA Awards Red Carpet.

Richard said: “It’s great to have the ARIA Awards back, live and free and on Channel 9. It’s been another fabulous year for Australian music and I’m honoured and thrilled to once again be part of the action.”

Model and emerging TV star, Christian Wilkins, will be joining his father. Not only has Christian become one of the most sought-after faces in the fashion industry, he has also started carving a name for himself as a host after being featured as E! News Australia’s Fashion Correspondent.

Lucinda “Froomes” Price is a cult internet personality who has amassed a following for sharing her humorous hot takes on the world around her. Formerly an editor and presenter at PEDESTRIAN.TV, she is now taking on the comedy world with live shows and a drive show on CADA.

Christian and “Froomes” will also chat with the stars and fans from the Red Rooster ARIA Fan Zone in conjunction with 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.

The 2022 ARIA Awards Red Carpet is set to be blooming with Interflora announced as the official presenting partner. Guests will walk the red carpet adorned with spring’s brightest and most vibrant floral arrangements. The floral arrangements will be showcased on a co-branded set comprising production, design, installation and florals.

Since its inception in 1954, Interflora has aligned itself with a number of reputable charities and organisations including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Ovarian Cancer Australia, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Australia and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Gerry Gerrard, CEO of Interflora Australia, said: "Interflora is extremely excited and proud to be the presenting partner of this year’s ARIA Awards Red Carpet. It is a fabulous opportunity for the ARIA Awards attendees to immerse in the Interflora floral installation space and explore floral wearables as part of the thematics for the evening.”

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “Interflora have delivered exceptional value to this year’s ARIA Awards as a presenting partner, helping us to deliver a production that will be visually stunning and wholly unique. Each year, we strive to deliver exciting and memorable ways to present the incredible creativity of Australian music to the world through the awards. I’m absolutely confident that Interflora’s work will bring that and much more."

Viewers tuning in to the 2022 ARIA Awards Red Carpet presented by Interflora Australia will be able to catch the biggest names in the music industry including Briggs, Genesis Owusu, Illy, Josh Teskey, Kye, Lime Cordiale, Montaigne, Peking Duk, Ruel, The Wiggles, Tones And I and Vera Blue. The Red Carpet will also feature some of the big award nominees and performers of the night, including Rufus Du Sol (seven nominations), Amyl and the Sniffers (six nominations), Baker Boy (five nominations) and Vance Joy (five nominations) and many more.

Tickets to the 2022 ARIA Awards event are now available to industry. Further information and links for ticket purchases can be found here.

The 2022 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube are proudly supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

Be sure to follow along with all of the latest alerts from the 2022 ARIA Awards Red Carpet presented by Interflora Australia by keeping up to date across socials by accessing the #ARIAs @interflora_au tags.