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Date Announced For 2016 ARIA Awards

Written by Zanda Wilson on August 17, 2016

The 30th annual ARIA Awards will take place in November 2016, and the night is set to feature a huge bill of Aussie music acts on a huge night of awards and tunes.

The first-ever ARIA awards were hosted by Elton John in 1987, and over the three decades since the ceremony has become the most prestigious on the Australian music calendar.

Hosted by The Star Casino once again, this year’s ceremony on 23rd November will be a birthday extravaganza, featuring performances from current artists and past Aussie legends, as well as a heap of yet-to-be-announced special guests.

“The 30th ARIA Awards provides an opportunity for ARIA and the music industry to celebrate its incredible history, amazing artists and moments that have captured the nation’s imagination,” says ARIA Chief Executive Offer Dan Rosen.

“2016 has delivered an extraordinary year in Australian music – not only have Australian artists achieved success locally, but they are making their mark globally. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments, along with memorable moments from yesteryear on the ARIA Stage with stellar live performances, unforgettable collaborations and special guest appearances.”

Last year’s ARIA Awards were dominated by the likes of Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett. The full program for ARIA week 2016 will be released in the near future, with the ceremony to be broadcast on Network Ten.

Watch: ARIA Launches 30 Year Celebrations

ARIA Awards 2016

Wednesday, 23rd November
The Star, Sydney

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