ARIA Awards held this weekend

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It’s time to roll out the red carpet for the Australian music industry’s night of nights this Sunday, November 27 for the 25th Anniversary ARIA Awards.


This year’s ARIA’s return to their traditional home of Allphones Arena (formerly ACER Arena) at Sydney Olympic Park, following a less than impressive outdoor event last year on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.


With plenty of Australian and international stars already on offer, this year’s ceremony will also be inducting two of this country’s biggest stars into the ARIA Hall of Fame.


Kylie Minogue and children’s group The Wiggles will be the next inductees to join the illustrious list that boasts Aussie music legends such as AC/DC, INXS, John Farnham, Slim Dusty and Johnny O’Keefe, just to name a few.


Pop princess Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles will both be appearing live at the event to accept their ARIA Hall of Fame award.


There will 30 awards handed out on the night – 27 are peer-voted by a voting panel consisting of 1,000 industry members – and three publicly voted awards, Most Popular Australian Artist, Most Popular International Artist and Most Popular Australian Live Artist, which will be determined by public vote.


One thing really special about the ARIA Awards is getting to witness all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet arrivals, due to take place at 2.15pm.


Amongst the artists and celebrities due to stroll down the walk of fame are Altiyan Childs, Damien Leith, Delta Goodrem, Eskimo Joe, Gotye, Guy Sebastian, Hamish and Andy, Jack Vidgen, Jessica Mauboy, Kylie Minogue, Shannon Noll and this year’s big drawcards Benji and Joel Madden from US band Good Charlotte.


FYI can also reveal that our entertainment journalist, Nathan Taylor, will be on the red carpet and backstage throughout the event chatting to your favourite celebrities, seeking out all the hottest gossip and tweeting live on The Western Weekender Twitter page @WWPenrith.


The 25th Anniversary ARIA Awards will be held this Sunday, November 27 at Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. The public are invited to both the red carpet and ceremony inside.


It’s strongly advised that you get there early for the red carpet arrivals that begin at 2.15pm, with the ARIA Awards themselves starting at 5pm.


All tickets are $75 each and can be purchased from Ticketek.


Can’t make the ceremony? Watch all the action of the 2011 ARIA Awards on digital channel, GO! (Channel 99), from 7.30pm.

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