The 2023 ARIA Awards is locked in for Nov. 15, and will return to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion.
Confirmed this week, it’s the ARIAs’ second successive year at the Hordern, a Sydney landmark with 100 years’ history and the site of countless concerts, from Frank Sinatra to Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, David Bowie, Queen and the Jackson Five.
From its grand opening in 1924 until 1983 (when the now demolished Sydney Entertainment Centre first opened its doors), the Hordern, with its 5,500-capacity, was the largest indoor venue in the country’s biggest city. Its reputation for hosting cracking concerts remains very much intact.
“Since 1987,” comments ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd, “the ARIA Awards have represented the pinnacle of achievement in Australian music. The incredible releases over the last 12 months prove there’s no shortage of world-class talent on our shores, and Nov. 15 is our opportunity to showcase a year of amazing Australian music to the world.”
The Australian recording industry’s flagship awards ceremony will premiere live on Stan for the first time (from 5pm local time). That live stream will be followed by a free-to-air feed from commercial TV broadcaster the Nine Network (from 7.30pm local time) with performances and moments available on-demand on the @ARIA.official YouTube channel.
The 2023 edition of the ARIAs marks the fifth year in partnership with streaming giant YouTube, an alliance which has reached some 29 million views. Last year’s awards captured more than 1.7 million views on the platform, according to YouTube, which will also live stream the red carpet globally.
“Sydney is already the centre of much of the recorded music industry, but we want to make music a bigger part of our state’s story,” comments John Graham, minister for the arts, minister for music and the night-time economy and minister for jobs and tourism. “I want to thank ARIA for their advocacy for the industry.”
More announcements on the 37th annual ARIA Awards, including nominations, will be announced “very soon,” organizers state.
The 2023 ARIA Awards event team is led by Roving Enterprises (production), and includes executive producer Craig Campbell and event producers Second Sunday. Twofold Media handles PR and red carpet, and White Noise Agency is tasked with sponsorship.