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Live at the 2016 ARIA Awards

Wednesday 23rd November – The 2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra are now taking place at The Star and Sydney Unleashed is there to bring you live and raw photo updates from backstage.

Some of the talent attending tonight includes: Alfie, Alli Simpson, Alright Hey, Amy Shark, Anthony Callea, Ball Park Music, Baylou, Ben Lee, Bernard Fanning, Bob Evans, Charli XCX, Cookin On 3 Burners + Kylie Auldist, Crowded House, Didier Cohen, DMAs, Fanny Lumsden, Flume, Guy Sebastian, Harrison Craig, Havana Brown, Hellions, Illy, Imogen Clark, In Stereo, Jai Waetford, James Arthur, Jarryd James + Deng Adut, Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes, John Butler, Jon Hume, Justine Clarke, Kai, Kasey Chambers, Katie Noonan, KLP, Koi Child, Kurt Coleman, Kyle Bielfield, Kyle Sandilands, Matt & Alex, Missy Higgins, Molly Meldrum, Montaigne, Natalie Conway, Olympia, Peking Duk, Penelope Austin, Robbie Williams, Safia, Sam Moran, Samantha Jade, Sara Storer, Scott Tweedie + Olivia Phyland, Shane Nicholson, Shannon Noll, Sheppard, Sophie Monk, Steve Aoki, Take Two, The Temper Trap, The Veronicas, The Wiggles, Tim Rogers, Tove Lo, Troye Sivan, Tyrone Georgiadis, Vera Blue, Violent Soho, Washington, Wilson Pickers, and Wolfe Brothers.

All images © Danny Canak

  Time for the After Party…goodnight folks.

  Queen of pop – KYLIE MINOGUE!

  Hall of famers – CROWDED HOUSE!

  It’s a wet one on the red carpet at the 2016 ARIAs.


Telstra Album Of The Year: Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
Best Male Artist: Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
Best Female Artist: Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
Best Dance Release: Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
Best Group: Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You)
Breakthrough Artist: Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Best Pop Release: Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic)
Best Urban Album: Drapht – Seven Mirrors (The Ayems/Sony Music)
Best Independent Release: Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
Best Rock Album: Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You)
Best Adult Contemporary Album: Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Best Adult Alternative Album: Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (EMI)
Best Country Album: Sara Storer – Silos (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
Best Blues & Roots Album: Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart (Chugg Music/MGM)
Best Children’s Album: The Wiggles – Wiggle Town! (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Best Video: Troye Sivan – YOUTH Acoustic (Sydney Session) (EMI)
Best Australian Live Act: Hilltop Hoods – The Restrung Tour (Golden Era Records/Universal Music Australia)
Apple Music Song of the Year: Troye Sivan – Youth (EMI)
Best International Artist: One Direction – Made in the A.M & Four (SYCO/Sony Music Entertainment)
2016 Outstanding National Retailer: JB Hi-Fi
2016 Outstanding Independent Retailer: Red Eye Records
2016 Outstanding Digital Service: Spotify
2016 ARIA Industry Icon Award: Sebastian Chase

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