The iconic venue will house this years award ceremony!
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The Australian Recording Industry Association have announced this years ARIA Awards have found a new home! The ultimate celebration of Australian music will take over The Hordern Pavilion on Gadigal land this November, bringing the ceremony to one of Sydney's most iconic venues.
Following two years of pared back ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ARIA Awards are back in full swing, offering fans the chance to catch a glimpse of their favourite artists on the red carpet and experience memorable performances that only the ARIAs can provide. The union of the ARIA Awards and the Hordern Pavillion is the perfect match for music lovers, driving the importance of supporting our local live music venues and incredible Australian artists.
ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said, “We are so excited to take this year’s ARIA Awards to one of Sydney’s most iconic music venues. In a year that has had so many challenges we want to bring the joy of music back to fans, blow up the fashion, fun, and excitement of the red carpet, and celebrate the amazing achievements of our artists in true music style. I can't think of a better place to do that than a venue as steeped in music DNA as the Hordern”.
Last years ceremony saw a different format, streamed around the world on YouTube. The event captured the incredible achievements of our local artists throughout the year and the diversity within our industry, led by Independent artist Genesis Owusu who took home four out of his eight nominations and gave one of the nights most unforgettable performances.
Speaking of the impact of the awards, Owusu shares: “Last year, the ARIAs graced me with a few lovely awards... It was something that I didn't really expect to happen with the music that I made and the way that I presented myself. It felt like the signifier of a cultural change in Australian music. The ARIA Awards truly have the power to put a spark in the careers of amazing Australian artists, who might not have been as accepted in the eyes of the greater public in years past. This year, we get to experience it happen again, live in the flesh, at one of Australia's most iconic music venues. It's fitting, it's exciting, and I can't wait to see the ARIA Awards continue to celebrate boundary-breakers and culture-movers.”