The 31st Annual ARIA Awards will return to Channel Nine this year, premiering from Sydney around Australia on Tuesday 28 November.
The ARIA Awards are the most anticipated night on the music industry calendar. With iconic live performances and collaborations, as well as a very special Hall of Fame induction, the ceremony will celebrate the great successes of Aussie artists at home and abroad.
Adrian Swift, head of content and partnerships at Nine, said: “We are delighted to be broadcasting the 31st Annual ARIA Awards on Nine, celebrating the pinnacle of Australian music.
“This is a fantastic addition to our commitment in bringing premium live events and entertainment to viewers across Australia.”
ARIA chief executive Dan Rosen said: “ARIA is excited to partner with the Nine network. Together we will create great event TV, with the ARIA stage set to showcase our Australian artists who are topping the charts here and around the world.
“The 2017 ARIAs will play host to the biggest names in Australian music and celebrate with magic moments and standout performances.”
Denis Handlin AO, chairman of ARIA, and CEO and chairman of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and president for Asia, said: “We are delighted to bring the ARIAs back home to the Nine network, which has hosted so many of the ARIA Awards’ most memorable moments.
“The Nine network has a long association with the ARIA Awards, having hosted the event’s inaugural broadcast in 1992. We look forward to working with Nine’s CEO Hugh Marks and his team to produce a world-class event that celebrates our incredible artists and their amazing achievements this year.”