The ARIA awards are returning to Ten later this year.
This year’s ARIA Awards will showcase the best local musicians and bands, in addition to headline overseas acts.
Australian artists are currently riding a wave of international success, with Sia, Iggy Azalea and 5 Seconds of Summer topping albums and singles charts around the world. Australian artists are also dominating local charts, with home-grown acts sitting atop the ARIA singles chart for 13 of 32 weeks this year.
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the ARIA Awards back to Ten. “Australians have had incredible success on the world music stage this year and we cannot think of a better time to join with ARIA in celebrating that success. We are looking forward to bringing this exciting event to all Australians, exclusively on TEN.”
Denis Handlin AM, ARIA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and President, Asia, said: “We are delighted to bring the ARIAs back to TEN. The network has hosted many of the ARIA Awards’ most memorable moments and we look forward to working together to produce a great event.”
ARIA Chief Executive Dan Rosen, said: “ARIA is excited to partner with Channel Ten. Together we will create great event TV, with the ARIA stage set to showcase our incredible Australian artists who are topping charts here and around the world with special international guests. “We invite music fans all around Australia to join us in celebrating the biggest night in Australian music.”
The network is will announce the musical lineup and host at a later date.