Lime Cordiale, Tame Impala, Sampa The Great & Amy Shark to perform at 2020 ARIA Awards
The 2020 ARIA Awards has revealed the big-name artists who will perform at the ceremony, which will be broadcast across Channel 9 and YouTube on November 25.
The first act announced is the band leading the ARIA-nominations count, Lime Cordiale. The band is up for eight awards (Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Pop Release, Best Independent Release, Best Cover Art, Best Video and Song of the Year).
The band’s second studio album 14 Steps to a Better You achieved the highest first-week album sales in 2020, followed by a sell-out run of 32 shows across Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and Sydney.
The band is also confirmed for Splendour in the Grass next year, and the Great Southern Nights program this month.
Also taking the stage is Tame Impala, up for seven ARIA Awards in 2020. The band, which boasts the highest-selling Australian album in 2020 so far for The Slow Rush, is up for Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Pop Release, Best Rock Album, Engineer of the Year, Producer of the Year and Best Video.
In addition, Sampa The Great, up for Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Hip Hop Release, Best Video, Best Independent Release and Best Australian Live Act, will perform.
Last year, Sampa won Best Hip Hop release, but was snubbed during the live television broadcast, despite delivering a speech about diversity and inclusivity.
The award had just been rebranded from Best Urban Release, and CEO of ARIA Dan Rosen has since said the organisation should have given the moment more significance.
“We should have handled it better last year in acknowledging the important reforms we made to change that award and, in particular, acknowledge the historic wins by Sampa and Kaiit,” he told The Music Network last month.
“I regret we didn’t take the opportunity to provide the national platform that those wins warranted and I apologise for that. We need to do better this year and will continue to improve as an organisation and how we best represent the diversity of our artists and our industry.
“We know we need to continue to get better and to improve, and we’ll do that this year.”
And Amy Shark, up for Best Pop Release, Best Female Artist and Best Australian Live Act, will also perform.
Shark has already won multiple ARIA Awards across 2017 and 2018.
She also performed at the recent NRL Grand Final, and will take the stage as part of Great Southern Nights this month.