ARIA 30 Years Special to air on Foxtel and Ten

Foxtel will mark the 30th anniversary of the ARIA AWARDS, with a remarkable milestone two-part music special, ARIA 30 YEARS OF MUSIC hosted by Kylie Minogue with Osher Günsberg, over two weeks on Foxtel and Ten.

For 30 years the ARIA Awards have recognised excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music and those decades have notched up a wealth of fascinating stories to tell. This two-part special looks back at 30 stand-out moments of this flagship event on the Australian music calendar that celebrates all that is great in local music.

Coupled with legendary performances from over the years, ARIA 30 YEARS OF MUSIC is a roll call of the heartfelt and the heartbreaking, the funny and the awkward. Osher counts down as friends and stars of entertainment share their recollections of these 30 highlights.

A much-loved and enduring powerhouse of Australian music, Kylie Minogue is synonymous with the ARIAs – both as a Hall Of Fame member (2011) and as a recipient of 16 Awards, including two Outstanding Achievement Awards (1990 and 2002).

Here she shares her fondest ARIA memories, including Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s 2014 induction into the Hall Of Fame.

“Molly Meldrum has this ability to get us all emotional all the time and, speaking for myself, from the early days of Countdown and from Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Molly has been there all the time and he has been our conduit to not only Australian music but international music so we were pretty emotional when he was admitted into the Hall Of Fame – definitely,” Kylie reflects.

The very first ARIA Awards – which weren’t even telecast – were held in 1987 and hosted by Sir Elton John and winners included INXS, Crowded House and John Farnham. Since that time the ARIA Awards have developed into one of Australia’s pinnacle Awards ceremonies, forging careers and playing host to countless memorable moments and performances.

In the lead-up to the 30th ARIA Awards on November 23 join Kylie Minogue and Osher Günsberg with a host of other Australian personalities for ARIA 30 YEARS OF MUSIC on Sunday, November 13 and 20 on FOX8 at 6:30pm AEDT and MAX at 10:00pm AEDT.  Plus on Network Ten’s TEN on Friday, November 18 and 25 at 10:30pm AEDT and ELEVEN on Sunday, November 20 and 27 at 10:30am AEDT – full  details below.

The 30th Annual ARIA Awards will be broadcast on TEN on November 23 at 7.30p



Two-part special

On FOX 8:

Sunday, November 13 and 20 at 6:30pm


Episode 1: Sunday, November 13 at 10:00pm

Encore Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00pm, Thursday, November 17 at 5:00pm & Wednesday, November

23 at 5:00pm

Episode 2: Sunday, November 20 at 10:00pm

Encore: Monday, November 21 at 5:00pm & Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00pm


Friday, November 18 and 25 at 10:30pm


Sunday, November 20 and 27 at 10:30am

NB: all times above are in AEDT