2017 ARIA Week Program Announced
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2017 ARIA Week Program Announced

November 8, 2017

DJ Zane Lowe to broadcast his Beats 1 radio show from Sydney, confirmed as keynote speaker at the ARIA Week Masterclass.

ARIA Week returns to Sydney for the sixth year from November 19th with its biggest, dynamic and exciting line up 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. This week of events culminates in the 2017 ARIA Awards, where this year - for the first time - ARIA is working closely with Apple Music. Presented in partnership with the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, ARIA Week will once again see Sydney abuzz with the very best new artists and ground-breaking 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 global radio station Beats 1, is confirmed to be the keynote speaker at the invitation-only ARIA Masterclass held at the Telstra CIC on Monday November 27th.

ARIA Chief Executive, Dan Rosen said “ARIA is delighted to welcome Zane Lowe to Sydney as the keynote speaker 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. As one of music’s most influential radio DJs and now the head of Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station, we look forward to him sharing some of the unique insights he has gathered throughout his extensive career.”

Starting Monday 27 November, Zane Lowe will also broadcast his Beats 1 radio show from Sydney which will stream to Apple Music’s worldwide audience. The three shows will put the spotlight on Australian music and showcase local artists to Zane’s international audience in over 100 countries. Considered one of the most influential tastemakers in music and the foremost music broadcaster in the world, Lowe’s recognition of artists is highly regarded in the industry and this reputation has led to some of the biggest names in music appearing on his Beats 1 show including Adele, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Drake, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus and Australians Flume and Sia.

Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show is available only on Apple Music. Fans can tune in from their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch Series 3, Mac and iPod touch.

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall said, “ARIA Week is a fantastic celebration of Australian music and the perfect time to see breakthrough artists perform and hear industry icons share their expertise. We’re delighted to host this incredible line-up of events and performances in Sydney.”​

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.

ARIA WEEK PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Sunday 19th November  - ONE DAY at Beach Road @ The Beach Road Hotel, Bondi

Sunday 19th November - Laneway & ARIA Presents Matthew Young & Muki @ The Lansdowne

Monday 20th November - Laneway & ARIA Presents Hatchie & Good Morning @ The Lansdowne

Tuesday 21st November - Laneway & ARIA Presents Dear Seattle & Eliza & The Delusionals @ The Lansdowne

Tuesday 21st November - Music & Vision - Universal Sync Licensing Panel Event @ Universal Head Offices

Thursday 23rd November - Producer's BBQ @ Studio 301, Jones Bay Wharf

Thursday 23rd November - Vance Joy Tour @ Enmore Theatre

Friday 24th November - Swarovski Spring Summer Launch Party

Saturday 25th November - SummerSalt Hunter Valley @ Hope Estate

Saturday 25th November - The New Noise @ Oxford Art Factory

Sunday 26th November - SummerSalt Sydney @ Bondi Beach

Monday 27th November - ARIA Masterclass @ Telstra CIC

Monday 27th November - [V] Island Party

Monday 27th November - Songwriting Masterclass @ Forbes Street Studios with International #1 Songwriter (TBA)

For more head to: www.ariaawards.com.au/aria-week