With three weeks to go, it‟s time to reveal some of the special performances and guest presenters who will light up the stage at the 2011 ARIA Awards on Sunday, 27 November at Allphones Arena in Sydney.

Broadcast by GO! from 7.30pm on Sunday, 27 November, industry tickets to the event are selling fast with only a handful of tables still available. General public tickets are also selling well with organisers expecting to put up the sold-out sign at the venue in the days prior to the event.
ARIA is also proud to announce that, for the first time ever, the ARIA Awards television broadcast along with backstage shenanigans and celebrity interviews will also be streamed on mobiles, thanks to Optus.

Fans of Australian music will be able to watch the drama unfolding backstage with Optus providing a dedicated mobile stream of exclusive interviews and backstage footage on the night. Available on the ARIA Awards mobile site via 3G or WiFi-capable mobile devices, „Access All ARIAs’ will complement the free-to-air broadcast of the event which will also be available to watch on your compatible 3G mobile. The content will be available for anyone to access via their mobile device while Optus mobile customers will enjoy free usage of the service.

Austin R. Bryan, Director, Optus Digital Media said, “Optus is ensuring all Australians, via their mobile device, can be part of the ARIA Awards and celebrate great Australian musical talent. With ‘Access All ARIAs’, we’re proud to be bringing an intimate backstage experience with top Australian artists that shouldn’t be missed.”

ARIA CEO, Dan Rosen, added “ARIA is excited to partner with Optus to offer Australian music fans a truly unique and innovative multi-screen experience of our 25th Anniversary celebrations. Access All ARIAs will give all Australians a backstage pass to the biggest night on the music calendar, a view that up until now has been only available to artists and music industry insiders”.

This week ARIA has added three more nominated artists to the performance rundown who are set to join DRAPHT, BOY & BEAR and GOTYE.

It seems fitting that the week that GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU’s highly acclaimed self-titled debut has officially been declared a Triple Platinum selling album, that we announce that he will be returning to the Awards stage for this anniversary year. Gurrumul has already won his first 2011 ARIA AWARD taking out the BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM pointy trophy at the Nominations event on 5 October.


Also confirmed today to make their first ARIA Award‟s performance are wizards of electro-pop, Sydney‟s ART VS SCIENCE, who will be weaving the kind of magic on display in their double ARIA Award nominated debut album, The Experiment.

Lastly, and by no means least, ARIA is happy to announce that BEST FEMALE ARTIST nominee, KIMBRA, will be joining GOTYE on stage for a to perform their smash hit, Somebody That I Used to Know. In a world exclusive this will be the very first time GOTYE and KIMBRA have performed the song live on a television program.

ARIA is also pleased to announce the first group of stars taking on presenting duties on the night.
Musician and actor, NOAH TAYLOR, currently starring in the smash hit movie, Red Dog, will be returning to Australia ahead of his appearance with his new band, The Sloppy Boys, at Homebake in Sydney on 3 December to present an Award on the night.

Also confirmed for presenting duties on the night are radio funny men, and ARIA Award winners, HAMISH & ANDY, who have recently returned home after their Gap Year in the US.

The final two presenters announced today are no strangers to Australian shores and airwaves and ARIA is thrilled to be welcoming American pop-punksters, BENJI and JOEL MADDEN from Good Charlotte to the ARIA Awards stage.

ARIA will be keeping fans updated right up until and including the big night, with ARIA facebook, twitter and the newly-launched ARIA YouTube Channel providing a hub for Awards enthusiasts, with all the latest news, trivia, competitions and exclusives available around the clock.

Audience members at the event and watching at home are encouraged to follow the live coverage on and on The official Twitter hashtag for the night will be #ARIAs. The ARIA social media team will be uploading behind-the-scenes photos and videos, and also giving fans a chance to ask their favourite artists questions throughout the week leading up to the ceremony!

Stay tuned for further announcements of performers and presenters for the 25th Anniversary ARIA Awards in coming weeks.

As part of ARIA‟s 25th Anniversary celebrations, Australian music fans have also been given the chance to have their say in Australian music‟s night of nights by casting a vote in three Public Voted categories MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN ARTIST, MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST and MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN LIVE ARTIST, brought to you by HP and Intel.

Fans can now go to and cast their vote to determine the Most Popular Voted ARIA Awards across all three categories. Fans can also vote from or

The 2011 ARIA Awards are proudly supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW and are a key creative industries event on the NSW Events Calendar, reinforcing Sydney‟s position as the creative capital of Australia.

For the latest ARIA Awards news and details of all this year‟s ARIA Awards nominees, check the official website:

2011 ARIA Awards
Sunday, 27 November, 2011
Allphones Arena
Sydney Olympic Park
2.00pm – 4.00pm - Red Carpet arrivals
4.30pm - 8.30pm - ARIA Awards
Broadcast on GO! at 7.30pm on Sunday, 27 November


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