2014 ARIA Awards, Red Carpet interviews
The sold-out 2014 ARIA Awards took place at The Star Event Centre in Sydney this Wednesday and was broadcast nationally/internationally. Big winners included Sia, who scored multiple awards (Telstra Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Best Video) and then gave them away to deserving causes on Twitter.
Also winning large was Chet Faker, who collected Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release and Producer Of The Year, to add to the bunch of awards his record had already earned. The full list of winners can be seen at the foot of the page.
Our team was on the red carpet for the first time this year, to check out the best outfits and the fashion faux pas, and to grab the thoughts of some of the talent about the state of Aussie music. Here are some highlights. Shannon Lawson asks the questions…
First up, Danny Harley, better known as The Kite String Tangle talks to us about how Australia is causing a buzz overseas, and about how he is excited to see a certain boyband at the awards…
Next, sleepmakeswaves speak to Shannon about why they want to collaborate with Taylor Swift and why they don’t want to collaborate with One Direction. Oh, and how they had to take a sick day from work to be at the ARIAs…
ARIA-winning Sheppard chat about about who they would most like to collaborate with, about getting ready for the event and about bums…
DJ Helena fights off her jetlag to have a word with us about how Australia is killing it overseas…
Kingswood talk about their pre-ARIA activities and about their plans for 2015…
The Wiggles tell why us there are very much like superheroes!
Gossling speaks about Australian music and its reputation around the world. And she reveals who she would like to collaborate with.
X Factor finalist Jai Waetford gets Shannon dancing.
There are more videos to come from our time on the red carpet, so keep an eye on our Youtube Channel for updates.
The winners on the day were…
SIA ‘1000 FORMS OF FEAR’: Telstra Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Video
CHET FAKER ‘BUILT ON GLASS’ : Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release
SHEPPARD ‘BOMBS AWAY’: Best Group
IGGY AZALEA ‘THE NEW CLASSIC’: Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER ‘SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT’: ARIA Song Of The Year
NEIL FINN AND PAUL KELLY ‘GOIN’ YOUR WAY’: Best Adult Contemporary Album
JOHN BUTLER TRIO ‘FLESH AND BLOOD’: Best Blues and Roots Album
THE WIGGLES ‘APPLES & BANANAS’: Best Children’s Album
KASEY CHAMBERS ‘BITTERSWEET’ : Best Country Album
PEKING DUK FEATURING NICOLE MILLAR ‘HIGH’: Best Dance Release
DZ DEATHRAYS ‘BLACK RAT’: Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
DAN SULTAN ‘BLACKBIRD’: Best Rock Album
HILLTOP HOODS ‘WALKING UNDER STARS’: Best Urban Album
KEITH URBAN: Best Live Australian Act
ONE DIRECTION: Best International Artist
MOLLY MELDRUM AND COUNTDOWN : ARIA Hall Of Fame
DENIS HANDLIN : ARIA Industry Icon Award