AIRDATE | NINE promises big name host for 2019 ARIA Awards

5 Seconds Of Summer

The 2019 ARIA Awards are preparing to celebrate the biggest night in Australian music.

Sharing the musical achievements of the Australian music industry over the past year, the 33rd annual ARIA Awards will be broadcast live from The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Wednesday, 27th November 2019.

Australia’s most notable and talented artists will come together for the star-studded event, which will once again be broadcast to screens across Australia on the Nine Network.

Last year’s awards were hosted by Australian country music star Keith Urban. A host is yet to be announced for the 2019 event, but Nine Entertainment Editor, Richard Wilkins has hinted it will be another performer with a significant international A-list profile.

The 2018 ARIA Awards had an average metro audience of 500,000, winning the viewership demo’s of the 16 to 39 and 18 to 49 age groups.

There have been a host of Australian successes on the ARIA Charts over the last twelve months from artists including 5 Seconds Of Summer, Amy Shark, Conrad Sewell, Dean Lewis, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Jimmy Barnes, Kian and Tones And I.

Denis Handlin AO, ARIA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and President of Asia, 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. We are also thrilled to again have Destination NSW and The Star help us celebrate another outstanding year for Australian music at this year’s Awards.”

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.”

Tickets for the public ARIA Party have also been announced, with pre-sale beginning at 9:00am 3rd September and full sale at 9:00am 17th September. For more details please visit the ARIA website.