Australian Record Industry Association Awards (ARIA) announced further performers and presenters and streaming details for the 25th Anniversary ARIA Awards which is set to take place on Sunday, 27 November at Allphones Arena in Sydney.
In the week that Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s highly acclaimed self-titled debut, Gurrumul, has officially been declared a Triple Platinum selling album, ARIA announced that he will be returning to the Awards stage for this anniversary year. Gurrumul has already won his first 2011 ARIA AWARD taking out the Best World Music Album pointy trophy at the Nominations event on 5 October.
Also confirmed to make their first ARIA Award’s performance are wizards of electro-pop, Sydney’s Art vs Science, who will be display their double ARIA Award nominated debut album, The Experiment.
ARIA also announced that Best Female Artist nominee, Kimbra, will be joining Gotye on stage to perform their smash hit, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’
Musician and actor, Noah Taylor, currently starring in the smash hit movie, Red Dog, will be returning to Australia ahead of his appearance with his new band, The Sloppy Boys, at Homebake in Sydney on 3 December to present an Award on the night.
Also confirmed for presenting duties on the night are radio funny men, and ARIA Award winners, Hamish & Andy, who have recently returned home after their Gap Year in the US.
The final two presenters announced today are no strangers to Australian shores and airwaves and ARIA is thrilled to be welcoming American pop-punksters, Benji and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte to the ARIA Awards stage.
ARIA will be keeping fans updated right up until and including the big night, with ARIA facebook, twitter and the newly-launched ARIA YouTube Channel providing a hub for Awards enthusiasts, with all the latest news, trivia, competitions and exclusives available around the clock.
As part of ARIA’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, Australian music fans have also been given the chance to have their say in Australian music’s night of nights by casting a vote in three Public Voted categories Most Popular Australian Artist, Most Popular International Artist and Most Popular Australian Live Artist.
Fans can now go to www.ariaawards.com.au/hpmostpopular and cast their vote to determine the Most Popular Voted ARIA Awards across all three categories. Fans can also vote from www.facebook.com/aria.official or www.facebook.com/Hpaustralia.
2011 ARIA Awards
Sunday, 27 November, 2011
Sydney Olympic Park
2.00pm – 4.00pm – Red Carpet arrivals
4.30pm – 8.30pm – ARIA Awards
Broadcast on GO! at 7.30pm on Sunday, 27 November
General Public Tickets:
On sale now from Ticketek or phone 132 849
Ticket Price – $75.00
For the latest ARIA Awards news and details of all this year’s ARIA Awards nominees, check the official website: www.ariaawards.com.au
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.