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2018 ARIA WEEK Program Announced Celebrating Its Biggest Lineup Ever

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ARIA Week returns to Sydney for the sixth year from November 16th with its biggest, dynamic and exciting lineup yet. ARIA Week presents a program of special one-off gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney, in celebration of Australian music, coinciding with the 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music.

Presented in partnership with the NSW Government, ARIA Week will once again see Sydney abuzz with the very best artists and groundbreaking music industry conferences, showcasing the wealth of talent and opportunity the Australian music scene has to offer.

ARIA is thrilled to confirm that Zane Lowe, Creative Director and DJ for Apple Music’s Beats 1, will return to Sydney for ARIA Week where he will put the spotlight on Australian music and showcase local artists to Apple Music’s 50 million paying subscribers in over 115 countries.

Considered one of the most influential tastemakers in music, Zane will moderate a special ARIA Masterclass held at the Telstra CIC on Tuesday, November 27. Inspired by Apple Music’s ‘The New’ playlist series which celebrates emerging hip-hop talent, Zane will be joined by special guests from the Australian hip-hop community to discuss music, rising talent and the growing influence of young, diverse artists from every corner of the continent. 

Zane Lowe says, “I’m excited to return to Sydney for the ARIAs and celebrate the best of Australian music. I’ll be collaborating with local artists to bring The New Australia playlist to life at the ARIA Masterclass, and along with the Beats 1 team, share the best Australian music to a global audience of music fans.”

ARIA Chief Executive, Dan Rosen said “This year’s ARIA Week offers an incredible array of events and gigs for music lovers from Sydney to  Newcastle to Byron Bay. ARIA is delighted to welcome back Zane Lowe to Sydney for this year’s ARIA Masterclass. With more than 15 years in the business, Zane Lowe has been at the forefront of the global music industry, and we look forward to him sharing his insights at the ARIA Masterclass.”

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall said, “It’s fantastic to see this year’s program of ARIA events extend further into regional NSW, driving tourism to our country towns to celebrate the best of Australian music. We’re delighted to once again host this incredible line-up of events and performances and look forward to welcoming artists and fans for this iconic celebration of musical talent to our State.”

The ARIA Awards is the flagship event of the Australian music calendar, and the coinciding ARIA Week is certainly no exception. It is a provoking and significant celebration of local music that presents the best and brightest of the unique and distinctive Australian music industry throughout the venues of Sydney.

Sydney venues can become an official part of the ARIA Week program by registering their shows on the ARIA Week website – www.ariaawards.com.au/aria-week/register-gig. Registered shows will be added to the list of official gigs on the ARIA Week website.


Friday, 16th November – Ausmusic T-Shirt Day
Friday, 16th November -Rockwiz @ Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Saturday, 17th November – Rockwiz @ Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Sunday, 18th November – Rockwiz @ Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul
Monday, 19th November – 2018 ARIA Week Country Showcase Feat. 2018 ARIA Award Nominees Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont, Fanny Lumsden, The Wolfe Brothers & Travis Collins
Tuesday, 20th November – Rockwiz @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 20th November – Women in Music Sydney presented by ARIA @ The Star
Wednesday, 21st November – NOVA Red Room ARIA WEEK featuring Vera Blue @ The Lansdowne, Sydney
Wednesday 21st November – Mental Health Summit  – Support Act @ Studio 301
Wednesday, 21st November – ARIA Week Western Sydney Showcase Feat. Nathaniel @ The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Wednesday, 21st November – Gang Of Youths – Say Yes to Life Tour @ Enmore Theatre
Wednesday, 21st November –  Music NSW and ARIA Present: What is Distribution, Sync & Publishing @ Wayward Brewery
Thursday, 22nd November – Moju Juju Headline Show @ Oxford Art Factory
Thursday, 22nd November – PPCA and Golden Age Cinema presents Fascinator
Thursday, 22nd November – Gang Of Youths – Say Yes to Life Tour @ Enmore Theatre
Thursday, 22nd November – Studio 301 Producer’s BBQ @ Studio 301, Alexandria
Thursday, 22nd NovemberNOVA Red Room ARIA WEEK featuring  Amy Shark  @ The Lansdowne, Sydney
Friday, 23rd November – Swarovski Red Carpet Launch
Saturday 24th November – Dirt Girl Showcase Feat. Bunny Racket & King Bunny @ The Farm, Byron Bay
Saturday 24th November – PPCA and Golden Age Cinema presents Gordi
Monday 26th November – Odette (EMI), Alex Lahey (CAROLINE), Moza (UMA) To Headline Limelight. A Universal Music ARIA Week Showcase.
Monday, 26th November – Don’t Stop The Music Instrument Donations Event via Salvos During ARIA WEEK @ Salvos, Tempe
Monday, 26th November – Gang Of Youths – Say Yes to Life Tour @ Enmore Theatre
Monday, 26th November – NOVA Red Room ARIA WEEK featuring Keith Urban
Tuesday, 27th NovemberNOVA Red Room ARIA WEEK featuring Vance Joy @ The Lansdowne, Sydney
Tuesday, 27th November – ARIA Masterclass @ Telstra CIC
Tuesday, 27th November – Gang Of Youths – Say Yes to Life Tour @ Enmore Theatre
Tuesday 27th November – War Child Presents The Wombats @ Oxford Art Factory
Thursday, 29th November – Gang Of Youths – Say Yes to Life Tour @ Enmore Theatre
Friday, 30th November – Gang Of Youths – Say Yes to Life Tour @ Enmore Theatre
Saturday,1st December – A Day On The Green feat John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Marx, Russell Morris & Bachelor Girl @ Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley

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