News 9 October 2020

Who will be nominated for an ARIA Award in 2020? Watch our announcement next week.

The season launch for the 2020 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music airs Tuesday.

The very first digital ARIA Season Launch is set to take place next week; add a reminder to your diaries for Tuesday 13th October at 10 am AEDT. The launch will be the first time the world will hear the exclusive list of this year’s ARIA Award nominees, kicking off 2020’s ARIA celebrations, which will culminate in the ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music ceremony on November 25th.

This year is also the first time that music fans worldwide will be able to hear the ARIA nominees at the same time as the industry, by tuning in to the YouTube Premiere both here in Australia and around the world.

Hosted as a YouTube Premiere on the ARIA YouTube channel, the digital season launch will allow even more music fans to participate in the excitement, showcasing the country’s best talent in all genres. The special edition broadcast will be hosted by the Nine Network’s Brooke Boney and will feature appearances from mega-stars Tones And I, Dean Lewis and Guy Sebastian.

The ARIA Awards will be a one-of-a-kind event this year; while there will be no physical audience, the ARIA Awards will be announced live from Sydney at The Star Event Centre stage, broadcast around Australia on the Nine Network, with performances shared around the world on YouTube. The show will feature live performances, both local and international special guests and the presentation of the prestigious ARIA Awards to Australia’s most successful artists of 2020.

The ARIA Awards celebrates the second year in partnership with YouTube Music, supporting ARIA to proudly showcase the achievements of the Australian music industry in their 34th Annual event. The ARIAs will also 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.

With 2020 challenging the Australian arts and music industries in a myriad of ways, ARIA is determined to put on a COVID-safe ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music that will be an opportunity to celebrate the power of music.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the 2020 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music.