Hitting so many high notes: The ARIA Awards most memorable moments

Before music's biggest night kicks off, we look back at the event's most stand-out memories.

By Chloe Lal

The 31st annual ARIA Awards will honour Australia’s biggest breakthrough artists and home-grown musical heroes.

Before we relish in 2017's star-studded event featuring the likes of Australia's sweetheart Jessica Mauboy, homegrown hero Paul Kelly, international guest Harry Styles and this year's Hall of Fame inductee, Daryl Braithwaite, we take a step back in time to relive some of the most memorable moments in ARIA history.

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

Despite his advice to keep the ceremony off our screens "if you want these Awards to stay fun," the show was first televised in 1992.

Unlike his prediction, airing the ceremony on TV didn’t stop Australia’s biggest musicians providing nearly three decades worth of VERY memorable moments – albeit jaw-dropping and shocking.

There has been a barrage of weird, wonderful and WTF moments including a former Australian Idol star flashing his junk, a pop duo requesting a drink mid-performance to a rock legend deciding to make a political statement.

The ARIAs always make for one wild night!
The ARIAs always make for one wild night!

But with the bad, there has been so much good.

Like when Sia used to show her face, or when a baby-faced Chris Hemsworth was just an up-and-coming actor, to Delta Goodrem slaying 2003’s ceremony, scooping a record seven ARIA awards, all while battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

And of course, who could forget the world’s best international artists like Robbie Williams, P!nk, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift all coming Down Under to make their A-list makr on the ARIAs.

Click through and relive all of the grit, guts and glory from ARIAS of years pasts!

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