Matt & Alex to host the 2022 Rolling Stone Australia Awards
The hosts and performers for this year’s Rolling Stone Australia Awards have now been unveiled.
Former triple j breakfast duo turned podcasters, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson, will host Wednesday night’s ceremony when the awards return to The Argyle in Sydney.
“Rolling Stone is a cultural icon in Australia’s media landscape, so it was only fitting that they ask Australia’s most iconic male podcast duo to host their awards,” the pair said.
“Unfortunately, Hamish and Andy were unavailable, so now they’ve got us. But we’re stoked!”
The awards are also set to feature live performances from two of Australia’s most acclaimed performers, with Amy Shark and Ruby Fields confirmed to play.
Shark, who is up for Best Record and Best Single for Cry Forever and “Baby Steps”, respectively, will perform alongside the likes of Fields, who is up for Best Record for Been Doin’ It for A Bit, which debuted atop the ARIA charts last year.
The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards will again pay tribute to the best and brightest on the local music scene.
An invite-only event for music industry insiders and artists, it’s managed to become a high profile event, with last year’s awards also featuring performances from award winners Tash Sultana and Mia Rodriguez.
Some of the biggest acts were up for nomination at the inaugural awards, with the likes of Tkay Maidza, Tame Impala, and Midnight Oil also serving as big winners on the night.
As it stands, this year looks to be even bigger, with Shark, Gang of Youths, Keith Urban, The Kid LAROI, and Kylie Minogue all up for awards. Needless to say, it’s shaping up to be a rather large-scale event, and with national concerts taking place in the lead-up to the awards, its impact and reach are spreading on a national scale.
Poppy Reid, The Brag Media’s editor in chief, said the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards uses a unique and iconic brand to acknowledge the contribution of local talent.
“We are so thrilled to be able to host two of the most tenacious music visionaries as performers this year,” Reid said. “It’s been another challenging 12 months in music, and Shark and Fields have taken their careers to new heights despite the constant hurdles they faced.
“Music has fed our soul during the pandemic and I can’t wait to celebrate our industry’s perseverance while I cut a rug with our all-female live-lineup and Awards guests this month,” Reid added.
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This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.