I take no responsibility for that headline. Interesting to see the Arias get what may be a new lease on life in being broadcast on GO!, particularly after the ill-advised broadcast from the Sydney Opera House on Channel 10 in 2010. The performances were good, but the handing out of awards & artist’s inability to read the teleprompter meant it was simply awful. I’m surprised the industry body didn’t take up Adam Boland’s tweeted offer to produce it this year. From the press release:
Australian music’s night of nights is set to rock GO! as the ARIA Awards celebrate 25 years in a special television event on Sunday, November 27, from 7.30pm.¬
After humble beginnings at the Sheraton Wentworth in Sydney when Elton John hosted the inaugural awards, the 25th ARIAS have a grand new home, Allphones Arena, to celebrate the best of Australian music in 2011 in a gala presentation exclusive to GO!
With a star-studded list of award presenters on hand including Good Charlotte rockers Joel and Benji Madden, pop princess Delta Goodrem, Hamish and Andy, Triple J’s Tom and Alex, Erin McNaught and Adam Hills, who will come out on top? Boy and Bear, Drapht and Gotye are all nominated for seven awards on the night.
In line with the 25-year anniversary, the Australian Record Industry Association will induct more outstanding performers into the ARIA Hall of Fame, including our famous musical exports Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles.
In a world television first, Gotye and Kimbra will perform their multi-platinum song Somebody That I Used To Know, Australia’s highest selling single of the last 15 years. Boy and Bear will perform for the first time on television, and Guy Sebastian will do a medley of his hits Who’s That Girl and Don’t Worry Be Happy. In addition, there will be performances by The Living End, Cut Copy and a very special performance by Gurrumul with Missy Higgins.
Join special guests Dannii Minogue, DJ Havana Brown, Eskimo Joe, Jessica Mauboy and Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Australian music awards the standout successes of 2011.
Aria Awards (25th Anniversary) – Sun 7:30pm, GO!