What’s the ARIAs without our favourite pop princess making a cameo? The 2011 ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and her fiancée, Joshua Sasse, took to the stage to introduce Troy Sivan’s performance and make an impassioned speech about a cause very close to their hearts – marriage equality.
Scooping up her gong for Breakthrough Artist, a nervous Montaigne stumbled through her acceptance speech before shedding light on her toilet habits.
Every good awards show needs cringe-worthy encounters between hosts and Kyle Sandilands and Sophie Monk brought the awks in spades! The duo engaged in some banter before presenting the Best Pop release award with Kyle teasing Sophie about her days in the now defunct band Bardot.
And that’s how you end the ARIAs! Living legend John Farnham closed off the evening by performing the unofficial Aussie anthem You’re the Voice and the crowd loved it.
From performing topless to toppling on jokes – The Veronicas tried their very best with hosting Australia’s music industry’s biggest night. The girls were brought in at the last minute, after a sick Delta Goodrem had to pull out of hosting the 30th anniversary edition.
The boys, who both took home multiple awards, used their time on stage to fight for LBGT rights and lockout laws.
What happens when our favourite soul diva teams up with Australia rock royalty? A rippa of a time!