Nominees will be announced on September 10, the same day tickets go on sale to the general public. The contenders will include new faces like The Presets, Gabriella Cilmi, Sam Sparro, Whitley, Birds of Tokyo and Cut Copy alongside regulars such as Delta Goodrem, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Veronicas, The Living End, Kasey Chambers and more.
2008 ARIA AWARDS – SUNDAY, 19 OCTOBER, 2008
BROADCAST ON NETWORK TEN
The climax of the ARIA calendar of events for 2008 is the main event, the 22nd ARIA Awards, proudly brought to you by Motorola, which will take place on Sunday, 19 October at Acer Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. The ARIA Awards recognise excellence and innovation in all genres of Australian music and this year will be no exception.
The event, which will see the unveiling of the remaining 20 category winners, will be exclusively telecast by official broadcast partner Network Ten from 8.00pm.
Chief Programming Officer TEN, David Mott said, “TEN loves to nurture Australian talent – whether it be in the music or television business, and by broadcasting the 22nd ARIA Awards we are fortunate enough to be supporting both. We are proud of our coverage of the ARIA Awards each year, and are looking forward to once again, bringing viewers closer to their favourite artists, providing a night of solid entertainment.”
Andrew Volard, Managing Director, Mobile Devices, Motorola South Pacific, said that the company is passionate about fostering local music talent, so the ARIA alliance is a natural extension of their existing support for the industry.
“Music is at the core of what we do. From the launch of our new MOTOROKR E8 ARIA Edition mobile device, which transforms from phone to music player to video camera with the simple touch of a button, to our new MOTOMUSIC website, our Artist of the Month program that’s been running for 2 and a half years now and our longstanding relationship with ARIA we offer Australians direct access to all they need to know about their favorite bands and artists, allowing them to get up close and personal.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the 2008 ARIA Awards and proud to foster the development of Australian grown musical talent” he concluded.