The second group of Australian performers to take the stage at the 2009 ARIA Awards has been confirmed, adding to what promises to be a spectacular evening when the Australian music industry celebrates its night of nights on Thursday 26 November at Acer Arena.
These artists will share the spotlight with a fantastic lineup of homegrown performers including Empire of The Sun, Hilltop Hoods, Jessica Mauboy, Keith Urban and international superstar Robbie Williams.
Now confirmed ...
SARAH BLASKO, LISA MITCHELL & KATE MILLER-HEIDKE:
In a massive coup, three of Australia's leading female artists will grace the stage in succession to give us a one off performance. Receiving three ARIA Awards nominations apiece, these charming singer/songwriters are sure to put on a show of vocal talent that is not to be missed.
SARAH BLASKO is no stranger to the ARIA Awards, having received eight nominations and one win for her first two albums. She returns this year with nominations for BEST FEMALE ARTIST, ALBUM OF THE YEAR and BEST POP RELEASE, which she took home back in 2007 for her second album What The Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have. Her captivating third album As Day Follows Night sees her pushing boundaries, highlighting her diversity as an artist. It's an awakening of sorts that has not only impressed the ARIA Academy but has also scored her a J Award nomination for Australian Album of the Year.
KATE MILLER-HEIDKE caps off a huge year with nods for BEST FEMALE ARTIST, BEST POP RELEASE and SINGLE OF THE YEAR for her hauntingly beautiful track The Last Day On Earth, from her platinum selling top 3 album Curiouser. She took out the esteemed International Songwriting Competition for her tune Caught In The Crowd in May, while her song Can't Shake It was nominated for an APRA song of the year award.
LISA MITCHELL scores her first ever ARIA Award nominations for her debut album, in three categories including BEST FEMALE ARTIST, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST â€“ SINGLE (Coin Laundry) and BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST â€“ ALBUM, for her glorious debut album Wonder. It has received accolades from critics Australia-wide and cements this young talent as a star on the rise and one to watch in the coming years.
Nominated for a huge five ARIA Awards for her self-titled album, Ladyhawke will show us why she's been named one of the most exciting artists this year when she brings her danceable grooves to the Awards arena. Her nominations include BEST FEMALE ARTIST, BEST POP RELEASE, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST â€“ ALBUM, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST â€“ SINGLE (My Delirium) and SINGLE OF THE YEAR.
General Public tickets go on sale today, October 16, through Ticketek.