ARIA Hall Of Fame Induction Suspended As ‘Special Tributes’ Announced

17 November 2022 | 3:19 pm | Emma WhinesDan Cribb

“The ARIA Hall of Fame will return in 2023.”

Olivia Newton-John, Judith Durham (pic by Elizabeth Hawkes) & Archie Roach

Olivia Newton-John, Judith Durham (pic by Elizabeth Hawkes) & Archie Roach

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The 2022 ARIAs have halted their famous Hall of Fame inductions this year to pay their respects to the iconic Aus music legends who have passed away this year.

"Having lost three iconic Australian artists and ARIA Hall of Fame inductees in the last twelve months, we have chosen to pay due respect and properly celebrate them through three very special tribute performances rather than including a Hall of Fame induction,” a spokesperson told The Music.

“The ARIA Hall of Fame will return in 2023.” 

The last induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame was made in 2020 for the incredible Archie Roach, who passed away earlier this year. He will be honoured by Budjerah (three nominations), Jessica Mauboy and Thelma Plum (three nominations) with a special performance of his nominated track, One Song.

Tones & I will also contribute by directing and performing a tribute to the beloved homegrown superstar Olivia Newton-John. Host Natalie Imbruglia, Kye and ARIA Award winners Peking Duk will join Tones in a stunning performance of Hopelessly Devoted To You, Xanadu and fan favourite You’re The One That I Want.

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Tones & I said: “It’s an honour to musically direct the Olivia Newton-John tribute for the ARIA Awards this year, and it has been such a great experience working with executive producers John Leahy and Joel Farland.” 

Casey Donovan and Dami Im will each perform a solo to commemorate the career of Judith Durham, who was famously known for being the lead singer of The Seekers. They will perform I’ll Never Find Another You and The Carnival Is Over, respectively

Five nominated artists will also perform across the night to showcase their nominated music, including RÜFÜS DU SOL (seven nominations), Baker Boy (five nominations), Flume featuring MAY-A (six nominations), Amyl & The Sniffers (six nominations) and Vance Joy (five nominations).

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “We’re so excited to have this group of incredible Australian artists showcasing their music on the ARIA Awards stage here and around the world. We are also honoured to celebrate the legacy of homegrown superstars Uncle Archie Roach, Judith Durham and Olivia Newton-John with moving and joyful tributes that will be nothing short of spectacular. One week to go!”

Kicking off at 7:30pm, viewers at home will be able to catch all the action from the red carpet, Premiere Show and live broadcast on Channel 9, 9Now and streaming internationally on YouTube.