The 2015 ARIA Awards is set to make an epic return to Sydney in November at The Star Event Centre.
The Australian music industry’s biggest night of celebration, Connected By Telstra and proudly supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW will return for its third consecutive year on Thursday, November 26, 2015.
The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra delivered the most social #ARIAs ever with 4 million impressions from 400,000 tweets (up 600% on 2013) and with a massive 149% audience increase from 2013, ARIA is thrilled to confirm that this year’s event will return to TEN, the official broadcast partner of this year’s show.
ARIA Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Denis Handlin AM, said:
“On behalf of the ARIA Board, we look forward to another wonderful celebration of Australian music at this year’s ARIA Awards, as we recognise those artists that have captured the nation’s imagination over the past twelve months. ARIA is delighted to announce that Sydney and The Star will again host Australian music’s biggest night – the 29th Annual ARIA Awards. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the Ten Network, Telstra, David Jones, Qantas and the NSW Government, through Destination NSW, for their passionate support of our local music industry. We look forward to partnering with them again in 2015 as we celebrate a remarkable year in Australian music.”
This year Australian artists including AC/DC, Iggy Azalea, Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala, Vance Joy, Hillsong United and Troye Sivan have featured strongly on the charts around the world. Locally there have been nine #1 Australian albums since September 2014 with Australian artists spending a total of fourteen weeks at the top of the ARIA Album charts.
In the same timeframe, four Australian singles have claimed the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart spending a total of seven weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles charts.
Vance Joy’s single ‘Riptide’ set a record on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the single to have spent the most weeks in the Top 100 in ARIA Charts history.
‘Riptide’ has spent 115 non-consecutive weeks in the Top 100, knocking off the previous record set by Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’, which spent 106 non-consecutive weeks in the Top 100 between 2008 and 2011.
As well as watching the broadcast on TEN, music fans from around Australia can join in the festivities watching their favourite artists arrive on the David Jones Red Carpet at The Star, Sydney on Thursday, November 26.