Last night, Tuesday, November 28, the who’s who in the Australian music industry stepped out in style for the ARIAs.
The ARIAs is a celebration of the best in the Australian music industry and showcases our country’s unique talent by awarding a range of different awards to the crème de la crème in the industry each year.
Setting the tone for the evening was none other than ARIA Award winners for Best Dance Release, Pnau. The band opened the ARIAs with a show-stopping performance of their smash hit Chameleon, which was taken to the next level by their dance troupe decked out in psychedelic costume.
There is no doubt that 2017 has been an epic year for Australian artists and bands who have spent years trying to crack the industry and have finally been recognised for their talents. Sydney band Gang of Youths took home the prestigious Album Of The Year Award for their #1 album, Go Farther In Lightness, as well as ARIAs for Best Group and Best Rock Album. The band proved their rock star status with an epic performance of their single ‘What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?’.
Earlier this month we wrote about Australia’s sweetheart, Amy Shark and her incredible year on the rise. The Gold Coast gal only burst onto the scene twelve months ago and managed to clean up two ARIAs for Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist. Shark’s acceptance speech was almost as heart-warming as her incredible stripped back performance of her chart-topping single, ‘Adore’.
If one thing is for sure, its that the ARIAs were not short of standout performances with a number of impressive collaborative performances. Paul Kelly performed his Australian classic track, ‘Dumb Things’ and was joined onstage by Dan Sultan and hip-hop duo, A.B. Original, who picked up ARIAs for Best Independent Release and Best Urban Release.
Jessica Mauboy teamed up with electronic outfit Peking Duk for a mash-up performance of their winning Song Of The Year, Stranger and Mauboy’s platinum hit ‘Fallin’.
After being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Daryl Braithwaite had the entire ARIAs crowd on their feet for his performance of iconic single, ‘Horses’. He was joined onstage by none other than the beautiful Vera Blue and Guy Sebastian.
There is no question that Australian music’s night of all nights turned it on to recognise the talent of the industry’s best, but what would this ARIAs wrap up be without an honourable mention of the stars that rocked the red carpet?
We take a look at some of our favourite red carpet moments from the ARIAs: