Flight of the Conchords, Flume & Crowded House: the 2016 ARIA Awards go down in Sydney

Australian music’s night of nights was celebrated at one of the main, if not the, Sydney venue largely seen as responsible for the stranglehold and death of the city’s live music culture – The Star. The irony wasn’t lost on many and thanks to Flume in particular, the Keep Sydney Open message of supporting the smaller local venues in need was brought to not only the packed venue, but the large TV audience watching at home.

The Sydney producer took away four awards this year for his sophomore album Skin, including Best Album, Best Independent Release, Best Dance Release and Best Male. He was joined in the multiple winners club by Brisbane’s best, Violent Soho, while King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard were also recognised.

Flight of the Conchords made a special appearance to induct Crowded House into the ARIA Hall of Fame ahead of their multi-show run at the Sydney Opera House, before a special tribute performance of “Fall At Your Feet” and “Better Be Home Soon”, courtesy of Missy Higgins and Bernard Fanning followed – preceded by the iconic band performing “Distant Sun”. Standing ovation well deserved.

Congratulations to all the winners – check out the full list below!

2016 ARIA AWARD WINNERS

TELSTRA ALBUM OF THE YEAR
 Flume – Skin

BEST MALE ARTIST
Flume

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Sia

BEST GROUP
Violent Soho

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Montaigne – Glorious Heights

APPLE SONG OF THE YEAR
Troye Sivan – “Youth”

BEST AUSTRALIAN LIVE ACT
Hilltop Hoods

BEST DANCE RELEASE
Flume – Skin

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk

BEST VIDEO
Troye Sivan – “Youth”

BEST POP RELEASE
Flume – “Never Be Like You ft. Kai”

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
Flume – Skin

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Violent Soho – WACO

BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return

BEST URBAN ALBUM
Drapht – Seven Mirrors

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
One Direction – Made in the AM/FOUR

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Sara Storer – Silos

BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM
The Wiggles – Dance, Dance!

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