Kylie Minogue and Osher Günsberg will host the two music specials ARIA 30 Years of Music this Sunday.
For 30 years the ARIA Awards have recognised excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music and those decades have notched up a wealth of fascinating stories to tell. This two-part special looks back at 30 stand-out moments of this flagship event on the Australian music calendar that celebrates all that is great in local music.
Coupled with legendary performances from over the years, ARIA 30 Years of Music is a roll call of the heartfelt and the heartbreaking, the funny and the awkward. Osher counts down as friends and stars of entertainment share their recollections of these 30 highlights.
A much-loved and enduring powerhouse of Australian music, Kylie Minogue is synonymous with the ARIAs – both as a Hall Of Fame member (2011) and as a recipient of 16 Awards, including two Outstanding Achievement Awards (1990 and 2002).
Here she shares her fondest ARIA memories, including Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s 2014 induction into the Hall Of Fame.
“Molly Meldrum has this ability to get us all emotional all the time and, speaking for myself, from the early days of Countdown and from Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Molly has been there all the time and he has been our conduit to not only Australian music but international music so we were pretty emotional when he was admitted into the Hall Of Fame – definitely,” Kylie reflects.
The very first ARIA Awards – which weren’t even telecast – were held in 1987 and hosted by Sir Elton John and winners included INXS, Crowded House and John Farnham. Since that time the ARIA Awards have developed into one of Australia’s pinnacle Awards ceremonies, forging careers and playing host to countless memorable moments and performances.
The 30th Annual ARIA Awards will be broadcast on TEN on November 23 at 7.30pm.
Sunday, November 13 and 20 at 6:30pm on FOX8 and 10:00pm AEDT on Max.