“Music has the power to bring people together, and it’s an honour to be a part of an event that celebrates the incredible talent within Australia’s music industry.”
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) have formally unveiled the co-hosts for the 2023 ARIA Awards: TV presenter Brooke Boney and stand-up comic Tommy Little.
This year’s ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 15, returning to the Hordern Pavilion in Eora/Sydney.
In a new format for the ARIAs, it will be first streamed live on Stan (starting at 5:00 pm AEDT), followed by a free-to-air broadcast on Nine later in the evening (7:30 pm). Highlights from the event – including live performances – will also be published on the official ARIAs YouTube channel, shared as they happen in real-time. The channel will also stream the ARIAs Red Carpet from 1:30 pm.
In a statement published by TV Tonight, Boney said of her role as one of this year’s hosts: “I’m absolutely thrilled to co-host the 2023 ARIA Awards alongside Tommy. Music has the power to bring people together, and it’s an honour to be a part of an event that celebrates the incredible talent within Australia’s music industry.
“Tommy and I can’t wait to bring our energy and love for music to the ARIA stage in Sydney, and we promise you a night filled with laughter, amazing performances, and plenty of celebrations. It’s going to be a night to remember!”
Little shared the excitement, adding in a statement of his own: “Brooke Boney and I are the perfect Yin and Yang. She is professional, articulate and extremely hardworking, so I guess I will just do the other bits. I absolutely love Australian music, but I am also tone deaf, so this is the closest I will ever get to an ARIA, and I can’t wait.”
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Leading the nominations for the 2023 ARIA Awards is Genesis Owusu, who is up for a mind-blowing seven trophies. He’s followed closely by Dom Dolla, G Flip and Troye Sivan, each racking up six nominations; in an exclusive interview with Purple Sneakers, the former most EDM producer said of his nods: “It feels crazy. It honestly hasn't sunk in – I don't know if it's gonna sink in 'til I get there. I'm bugging out. I'm speechless, to be honest.”
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