The country is starting to thaw out as summer approaches, meaning ARIA Award season will soon be upon us. Everything seems to be on track for the music industry’s night of nights, with organisers today announcing key partners for the 33rd annual awards including Nine Network, The Star Event Centre and Destination NSW.

As per the announcement, the 2019 ARIA Awards will broadcast live into Australian homes via the Nine Network. This marks the third year ARIA and Nine have collaborated for the awards ceremony, a collaboration that has been mutually beneficial, with last year’s broadcast reaching a head-spinning half a million viewers in total. Within that half a million total is a record breaking amount of viewers from the 16 to 39 and 18 to 49 age groups.

The 2018 broadcast saw #ARIA become the top trending hashtag on Twitter, with users deploying the hashtag in 14 countries and 150 cities around the world.

The 2019 ARIA awards will also be live streamed via YouTube thanks to a partnership with YouTube Music.

On the ground, the event will be returning to its habitual home at The Star Event Centre, with all the glitz and glam going down on Wednesday, 27th November.