2017 ARIA Awards: Music’s Night Of Nights With All The Red Carpet Glamour

2017 ARIA Awards: Music’s Night Of Nights With All The Red Carpet Glamour

03/12/2017
Australian music’s biggest night, the ARIA awards, celebrated 31 years with a stunning line-up of performers on show at Sydney’s Star Event Centre.

RED CARPET GLAMOUR

There was plenty of glamour to be seen on the Red Carpet which was presented  Swarovski with hosts Ash London, Joel Creasey and Alli Simpson.
Among the glamour on the red carpets was a stylish Jules and Guy Sebastian and love birds Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy with Kyle Sandilands’ beau Imogen Anthony turning head for her funtastic dress. TV presenter Richard Wilkins certainly looked dapper in his black tie but it was his leggy girlfriend Virginia Burmeister  who was turning heads.

2017 ARIA AWARDS WINNERS

Sydney band Gang Of Youths won the prestigious Apple Music Album Of The Year Award for their ARIA #1 album, “Go Farther In Lightness”, as well as ARIA Awards for Best Group, and Best Rock Album.

Jules and Guy Sebastian arrive at the 2017 ARIA Awards. Pictures: Cyclone Photography

Jules and Guy Sebastian arrive at the 2017 ARIA Awards. Pictures: Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis

 Paul Kelly was another winner and took home ARIA Awards for Best Male Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Album.

Fans were treated to stellar performances from International superstars Harry Styles and Lorde. In the middle of the Australian leg of his debut album tour, Styles was awarded the ARIA Award for Best International Artist and executed a stadium worthy rock performance of his latest single ‘Kiwi.’

New Zealand pop star Lorde also gave a stunning performance of her critically acclaimed track ‘Green Light’, following two sold out shows at Sydney’s Opera House Forecourt.

Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy arrive on the red carpet for the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017

Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy arrive on the red carpet for the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017 Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis

Jimmy Barnes lead a very special musical tribute to honour AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away on 18 November at the age of 64, and older brother and AC/DC producer George Young, who passed away on 22 October at the age of 70.

Barnes was joined onstage alongside fellow Australian musicians to perform a rendition of AC/DC classic ‘High Voltage’, celebrating the lives of George, the producer of the track, and Malcolm who was known for his powerhouse riffs and rhythm guitar.

While Paul Kelly also  performed a memorable rendition of his 1989 legendary Australian classic hit single ‘Dumb Things’, joined on stage by ARIA nominee Dan Sultan and hip hop pair, A.B. Original, who also picked up awards for Best Independent Release and Best Urban Release for their debut album “Reclaim Australia”.

Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis Kyle Sandilands and Imogen Anthony. Pictures by Cyclone Photography

Kyle Sandilands and Imogen Anthony. Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis

Kyle Sandilands and Imogen Anthony. Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis

Kyle Sandilands and Imogen Anthony. Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis

Amy Shark wowed the audiences with a performance of her two times platinum, chart-topping single ‘Adore’. After just twelve months since Shark burst onto the Australian music scene, she solidified her place at the top, taking home ARIA Awards for Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist for her EP “Night Thinker”.

It was Melbourne’s Illy that took the title for Best Australian Live Act, with the public voting him to win the award.

Bliss N Eso fans also delivered, voting the breathtaking video for platinum single ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’ to receive Best Video at this year’s awards.

Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis Richard Wilkins and Virginia Burmeister at the 2017 Aria Awards

Richard Wilkins and Virginia Burmeister at the 2017 Aria Awards. Photography Cyclone Imaging Michael Theodoridis

Apple Music Song Of The Year was awarded to electronic outfit Peking Duk for their smash single ‘Stranger (feat. Elliphant)’. The duo were joined on stage by ARIA Award winner Jessica Mauboy to deliver a special mash-up performance of Peking Duk’s Apple Music Song Of The Year, and Mauboy’s platinum hit ‘Fallin’.

ARIA Award winners Josh Pyke and Jessica Mauboy announced the winner of the first ever ARIA Music Teacher Of The YearAward, sponsored by Telstra and supported by The Song Room, and Renee McCarthy from Woodcroft College, South Australia’s the proud recipient. This category was introduced to recognise music teachers for their passion and hard work in educating Australian children to play and love music.

The Carousel would like to thank Photography Agency Cyclone Imaging and Michael Theodoridis

For more stories about music, check out our article on Tina Arena here.