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ARIAs set to celebrate 30 big ones… but with who?

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Often dubbed Australia’s version of the Grammys, the ARIA Awards are somewhat of an institution in the Australian music industry; annually honouring those artists who’ve made major impact on the charts as well as contributed creatively to our nation’s music and arts scene.

This year sees the ARIAs celebrating its 30th anniversary and the celebrations are set to be huge. Oddly enough, and with only 18 days to go before the event, organisers have been tight-lipped about who will be appearing and who might be performing.

We do know that Crowded House are being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame so chances are founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour will unite for a performance (since their playing the Sydney Opera House that week, anyway). And we do know that Flume has been nominated in 11 (count ’em!) categories so he’ll likely show. Oh, and that The Avalanches love a good party so they’re likely to be rocking up. Other than that, Mum seems to be the word so we’ll all just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, you can enjoy a compilation album of classic Aussie music that has made the ARIA grade – featuring hits from John Farnham to Kylie Minogue, Icehouse to Savage Garden, The Church to Powderfinger, and Tame Impala to Ben Lee. Oh, and something from 5 Seconds Of Summer, what?  Antonino Tati

 

General public tickets to this year’s ARIAs have sold out.

For gallery or balcony tickets, visit www.ariaawards.com.au.

The event will be broadcast on Network Ten on Wednesday 23 November.

Vote for your favourite artists here.

The ‘ARIA Awards 30th Anniversary Compilation’ is out through Sony Music.

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