Nine to televise 2019 ARIA Awards live from The Star
Denis Handlin AO, ARIA chairman and chairman said, “On behalf of the ARIA board, we welcome back the Nine Network as our television broadcast partner for the ARIA Awards in 2019 and we look forward to working with Nine’s CEO Hugh Marks and his team for a third year.”
Last year the awards drew an overnight metro of half a million, a slight dip from 515,000 in 2017 but up from 461,000 in 2016.
But the broadcast of Australian recording industry’s flagship event still trumped in 2018, topping its target demographic of 16—39 and 18—49 and reaching 672,000 with metros and regionals combined.
#ARIAs was also the top trending hashtag on Twitter for the evening as well as trending across 14 countries and 150 cities around the world.
It also registered 3 million users for the red carpet stream across three hours.
In its wrap-up of the show, TMN complimented “some very cool production values and a cracking pace.”
Hamish Turner, Nine Network program director, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome back the ARIA Awards on our screens for 2019, and champion some incredible Australian music in the process.
“For 32 years the ARIA Awards have delighted us with brilliant performances from some of the biggest names in music, and this year will be no different.”
Nine will broadcast live from The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Wednesday, November 27.
This morning (Tuesday, September 3) ARIA also confirmed that The Star had returned for the awards, as had Destination NSW.
NSW minister for tourism Stuart Ayres, said: “The NSW government is proud to support the ARIAs through our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
“These iconic awards not only provide a significant boost to the state’s visitor economy, but also cement Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s creative arts hub across the Asia Pacific through highlighting and celebrating our incredible home grown talent.”
ARIA chief executive Dan Rosen pointed out, “The ARIA awards would not be possible without the incredible support we get from our key partners.
“I’m delighted that the team at Nine, Destination NSW and The Star are back to help us deliver an event worthy of celebrating another wonderful year of Australian music.”
Pre-sales tickets for the public ARIA Party begins at 9 am today, with full sale at 9 am on September 17.
See aria.com.au for full details.
The $44 ticket offers a number of exclusives including VIP seating on the ARIA Red Carpet, a meet and greet in Rock Lily with an ARIA nominated artist, and a performance by an ARIA nominated artist.
Domestic success stories on the ARIA chart in the last 12 months included 5 Seconds Of Summer, Amy Shark, Conrad Sewell, Dean Lewis, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Jimmy Barnes, Kian and Tones And I.