The 2018 ARIA Awards red carpet: All the best moments

It's the music industry's most colourful night and we have your front-row ticket!
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Australia, it’s time to celebrate your favourite breakthrough artists and home-grown musical heroes.

That’s right, the 32nd ARIA Awards are officially underway as the biggest names in Aussie music walk the red carpet at The Star in Pyrmont, Sydney.

This year, they’re doing things a little differently and you may notice something new about the red carpet. Thanks to Sydney’s apocalyptic storms, the red carpet was moved inside to prevent any safety issues and soaking stars!

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The iconic music ceremony launched in 1987, with Elton John scoring the coveted hosting gig.

This year’s ARIA Awards will be hosted by our very own country music icon Keith Urban.

Despite his overflowing treasure trove of accolades, include four Grammy Awards, ten Country Music Association Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, a People’s Choice and an American Music Award, Nicole Kidman’s other half admits he’s quietly crapping himself ahead of tonight’s hosting gig.

“I’m nervous as s–t And then I think ‘Ah, it’s the ARIAs, everyone will be hammered by the first song. They’re all tanked when they get there.’ So it’ll be all right. No pressure,” Keith recently confessed to The Daily Telegraph.

The 51-year-old crooner has his work cut out for him as he’ll also be taking to the stage to perform his smash single The Fighter with ARIA nominee Amy Shark.

Keith isn’t the only Aussie legend at the event with beloved songstress Kasey Chambers set to be inducted into the 2018 ARIA Hall of Fame.

Meanwhile singer Amy Shark is tipped to be the breakout star of the night, raking in the most nominations with a jaw-dropping nine nods. Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett isn’t far behind with an impressive eight nominations to her name.

Of course, it’s not just the music we’re here to celebrate with the ARIAs always attracting our favourite reality TV stars, celeb power couples and Insta influencers.

As we bring you all the action from the 2018 ARIAs red carpet, you’ll also be able to watch the ceremony on Channel Nine from 7:30pm!

Keep scrolling for our round-up of the hottest looks from the ARIAs red carpet!

Power couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban made their arrival in true head-turning fashion. Host of the night Keith is well and truly embracing smart casual style while Nicole’s nude coloured pants made us do a slight double-take! (Image: Getty)

Singer Rita Ora’s vibe was purple princess – with a side of sass! (Image: Getty)

Love Island host Sophie Monk’s strapless white dress is giving us major bridal vibes! And it comes off the back of the star saying she’d love to marry her new beau Joshua Gross. (Image: Getty)

Aussie songstress Jessica Mauboy hasn’t done her sleeves by halves this year! (Image: Getty)

Today’s Sylvia Jeffreys is ravishing in this bright ensemble! (Image: Getty)

Lady Marmalade singer Mya looks incredible in a spaghetti strap gown. (Image: Getty)

The dapper Conrad Sewell gives us his best blue steel look! (Image: Getty)

Love Island‘s Josh and Amelia look every bit the loved up couple! (Image: Getty)

South African-born Australian singer Troye Sivan is picture perfect as he arrives on the red carpet. (Image: Getty)

Four-time ARIA award winner Joseph Tawadros is taking the bright and bold route! (Image: Getty)

Polaris – Rick Schneider, Jamie Hails, Ryan Siew, Daniel Furnari and Jake Steinhauser. (Image: Getty)

Actress Justine Clarke is all smiles in this strikingly simple black gown. (Image: Getty)

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Wiggles power couple Simon Pryce and Lauren Hannaford have arrived and how loved up do they look? (Image: Getty)

“It’s the twins’ birthday and my wife’s birthday on the very same day and we’ve got something special planned. That’s the inside scoop,” David Campbell told us on the red carpet. (Image: Getty)

All the boy band vibes! 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings and Calum Hood are stealing the show. (Image: Getty)

Carmouflage Rose strikes a pose. (Image: Getty)

Carissa Walford’s puffy shoulders add a new twist on an old LBD classic. (Image: Getty)

Alex the Astronaut rocked her velvet suit. (Image: Getty)

Screw the LBD, DJ Havana Brown opted for a little white dress instead. (Image: Getty)

Singer Samantha Jade wins our vote for best dressed! (Image: Getty)

The popstar’s electric blue mini-dress is all kinds of stylish. (Image: Getty)

The Peking Duk guys are suited and booted and ready to roll. (Image: Getty)

DJ Jazzy’s best accessory? Her mermaid-long tresses. (Image: Getty)

Australia’s Got Talent‘s Taylor Henderson. (Image: Getty)

Neighbours favourite Sarah Ellen is totally rocking this LDB and wet hair combo. (Image: Getty)

Singer-songwriter Montaigne, 23, sure knows how to make an entrance. (Image: Getty)

We’d like to see this on the dance floor later. (Image: Getty)

Nope, it’s not The Wiggles. Children’s band Lah-Lah seem to be embracing a Where’s Wally theme for today’s event. (Image: Getty)

Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley with his Brisbane radio presenter wife Laurel Edwards. Laurel tells Now To Love the secret to their long-standing marriage is all about open lines of communication. “We all have our ups and downs but open communication is the secret to our success,” Laurel says. (Image: Getty)

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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s sing-a-long

Dear Christian Wilkins, thank you so much for always brightening up a red carpet! The son of Today presenter Richard Wilkins rocks the arrivals with Andrew Kelly. (Image: Getty)

Singer Ali Simpson opts for a chic black dress with a dramatic flared sleeve. (Image: Getty)

Radio host and former rugby league player Beau Ryan scrubs up rather nicely, don’t you think? (Image: Getty)

We’d be smiling like that too if we were rumoured to be dating I’m A Celeb‘s Dr Chris Brown! Channel 10’s The Loop presenter Liv Phyland looks phenomenal in this sparkling metallic number. (Image: Getty)

E! host Ksenija Lukich is giving us major flapper dancer vibes in this layered black and white frock. (Image: Getty)

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Ksenija Lukich makes her way to the ARIAs

Musician Kira Puru’s eye-catching dress is bringing some much needed joy to a grey day. (Image: Getty)

Nominee Alex Lahey is ready for a night of celebrations! (Image: Getty)

Pnau’s Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes and Sam Littlemore looking sharp. (Image: Getty)

When your snazzy suit matches the media wall, you jump for you – right Barry Southgate? (Image: Getty)

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