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ARIA Awards 2014 Red Carpet

ARIA Awards 2014 Red Carpet

The Australian music industry’s biggest night of celebration is here! The 2014 ARIA Awards are taking place at The Event Centre at The Star Sydney later today (Wednesday 26th November) and I’ll be bringing you live updates from the event on Sydney Unleashed.

Before hitting the red carpet, I can’t help but reminisce about some of the memorable quips I’ve encountered backstage in previous years. Like the time when a low-cut dress-wearing Tina Arena told me her ‘Greatest Hits’ album should have been re-titled ‘Greatest Tits’…or when Jimmy Barnes admitted that “leaving Cold Chisel was probably one of the hardest things I ever did”…or when Silverchair’s Daniel Johns revealed his addiction to Sneaky Sound System: “How catchy are their songs…you hear one and you’re f**ked!”

Then there was the time when David Hasselhoff tried to make sense of all the ‘Hoff’ jokes going around: “Get off like a Hoff – what does that mean? I’m in the rest room last night and I’m ‘get off like a Hoff’, hehe.” A conversation in 2008 with Shane Nicholson, the-then husband of Kasey Chambers, was also memorable: “I would try and organise for us to write together but (Kasey) kept going, ‘Oh no! I’m tired! I’ve got a headache! Let’s have sex instead’. It was really interesting faking headaches to get out of songwriting.”


But perhaps it’s my first ARIAs experience in 2003 that remains most vivid. It also happened to be the very first ARIAs for an afro-haired fellow by the name of Guy Sebastian who I’d bumped into backstage and then later on in the restroom, of all places, at the afterparty. While revealing that he’d been getting ribbed for looking like Jack Osborne and how passionate he was about cricket, his side-kick Rob ‘Millsy’ Mills thought I looked hungry and proceeded to feed me a donut. With the soundtrack of urinals flushing behind me and a future Australian Idol looking on, that image has been tattooed into my brain ever since.

So what frivolity will 2014 bring? Will Katy Perry take on the donut-feeding responsibilities this time around? Tune in to this page later this afternoon to find out…

Danny Canak


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Another year, another ARIAs. Now to the most important part of the night…the afterparty!
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That’s a wrap in what turned out to be a hectic day on the red carpet with limited photo opps. Congrats to all the nominees…
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…and Katy Perry makes her grand entrance.
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 Jessica Mauboy
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Local DJ taking over the world, Helena.
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Havana Brown. We really meant it when we said these shots would be “raw”…
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The Veronicas…from behind.
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X Factor winner Marlisa
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…and the crowd goes wild for 5SOS!
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The festivities begin on the red carpet!
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Good morning and happy ARIAs day! Some of the talent that will be walking the red carpet today include: 5 Seconds of Summer, Adalita, Alex Papps, Ali McGregor, Andy Bull, Anja Nissan, Ash London, Ball Park Music, Betty Who, Bluejuice, Buddy Goode, Carissa Walford, Chet Faker, Chris Lilley, Dami Im, Dan Sultan, Danny Clayton, Delta Goodrem, Dom Alesso, DZ Deathrays, Ella Hooper, Forever Ends Here, Gossling, Guy Sebastian, Harrison Craig, Harry Hookey, Havana Brown, High Tension, Hilltop Hoods, Illy, INXS, Jessica Mauboy, Jessica & Lisa Origliasso (The Veronicas), Joel Fletcher + Savage, John Butler Trio, John Paul Young, Justice Crew, Justine Clarke, Kasey Chambers, Kate Peck, Katy Perry, Kingswood, Krit Schmidt, Lij Gilmour, Marcia Hines, Marlisa, Matt & Alex, Matthew Garwood, Megan Washington, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Nathaniel Willemse, Nicky Night Time, Nicole Millar, One Direction, Paulini, Peking Duk, Russell Morris, Sam Moran, Samantha Jade, San Cisco, Sheppard, Shihad, Sleepmakeswaves, Taylor Henderson, The Audreys, The Bamboos, The Faders, The Kite String Tangle, The McClymonts, The Preatures, The Presets, The Wiggles, Timomatic, Tom Ballard, and Troy Cassar-Daley. Raw images direct from the red carpet to come this afternoon…

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