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Everything you need to know about the 2022 Aria Awards!

Nominees, presenters, performances and more!
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The Australian music industries night of nights – the Aria Awards – is set to make a triumphant return on November 24, three years since the event was last held.

With a jam packed line up of hosts and presenters coming together at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney, the annual event will showcase the very best of homegrown music.

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Scroll on for nominees, special guests, presenters, performances and more!

Genesis Owusu performing at the 2021 ARIA Awards.

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Who is hosting?

Iconic Australian artists and eight time ARIA Award winner Natalia Imbruglia will host the event. After an illustrious career of chart topping heights and accolades – including MTV, Billboard and BRIT awards alongside numerous GRAMMY nominations, we think Natalia is the perfect choice for the gig.

Non binary singer songwriter G-Flip and fellow ARIA Award winner Ruel will also be on hand for co hosting duties.

Originally, Scottish singer songwriter Lewis Capaldi was set to co host with Imbruglia, but a scheduling conflict has seen his entire promotional tour in Australia (including a Nova Red Room fan show and the ARIA hosting gig) scrapped.

G Flip, Ruel and Natalie Imbruglia will co host the event.

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Who is presenting?

Throughout the evening, a number of global artists will be stepping onstage to present ARIA Awards across a whopping 27 categories.

The preliminary list of confirmed presenters includes Ayesha Madon, Becca Hatch, Briggs, Genesis Owusu, Illy, Jerome Farah, Josh Teskey, Kye, Lime Cordiale, Matt Gudinski, Montaigne, Peking Duk, Peter Garret, Ruel, The Wiggles, Tones and I, Troy Cassar-Daley and Vera Blue.

The show will include tribute performances for Archie Roach, Judith Durham and Olivia Newton John.

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Who are the nominees?

Whilst we won’t overwhelm you with a full list, some of the big categories to keep your eye on include Album of the Year (which will see Amyl and the Sniffers, Baker Boy, Gang of Youths, King Stingray and Rufus Du Sol go head to head), Song of the Year (which has a sizeable 10 nominees including Vance Joy, Tones and I, The Kid LAROI, Rufus Du Sol, Luude, Flume, Dean Lewis and more) and Best Solo Artist which will see former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns battle it out against the likes of Thelma Plum, Budjerah, Courtney Barnett, Ruel and more.

Rufus Du Sol has swept up nominations well this year on the back of also being the only Australian act to be dominated for a 2023 Grammy Award.

What performances can we expect?

Confirmed performances included Natalie Imbruglia, Budjerah, Jessica Mauboy, Rufus Du Sol, Peking Duk, Casey Donovan, Dami Im, Tones and I, Vance Joy, KYE, Amyl and the Sniffers, Thelma Plum, Baker Boy and Flume who will be joined by ‘Say Nothing‘ collaborator MAY-A.

Will there be any tributes?

This years ceremony is expected to pay tribute to the late (and great) all round megastar Olivia Newton John, Indigenous singer songwriter Archie Roach and folk singer Judith Durham.

Imbruglia, KYE and Peking Duk will perform a tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John alongside Tones and I – who is also musical director for the performance – that will include renditions of ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘Xanadu’ and ‘You’re the One That I Want’. In a statement, Tones said it had been an ”honour” to direct the tribute.

This year’s ARIAs will also honour Uncle Archie Roach, who passed away in July. Budjerah, Mauboy and Plum will perform ‘One Song’, which is nominated for Best Independent Release in this year’s awards. Donovan and Im, meanwhile, will each perform covers of Judith Durham songs to pay tribute to the late Seekers frontwoman.

Rufus Du Sol are expected to sweep out the event.

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Where can I tune in

For those looking to join on the good times from the comforts of their couch you are in luck!

The 2022 ARIA Awards will be airing live on Channel 9, 9NOW and streaming internationally on YouTube so there is no way you can miss out on all the red carpet action!

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