Richard Wilkins, Christian Wilkins and Froomes to host 2022 ARIA Awards red carpet

ARIA Awards

The red carpet will be presented by Interflora

The 2022 ARIA Awards is returning to celebrate the best in Australian music.

Presented by Interflora, Richard Wilkins, Christian Wilkins, and Lucinda “Froomes” Price will host the red carpet arrivals, giving a first look at all the stars.

Broadcasting live on YouTube from 4.00pm until 6.00pm (AEDT) Thursday, 24 November, viewers will get a chance to see the big nominees, performers and their favourite celebrities before they head into the Hordern Pavilion to find out who will take home the big awards.

For the first time since 2019, the ARIA Awards will be live and in-person, with the live show kicking off 7:30pm on Channel Nine, 9Now and streaming internationally on YouTube hosted by internationally acclaimed singer and ARIA Award winner Natalie Imbruglia, alongside songwriter and drummer G Flip, and ARIA Award-winning singer Ruel.

Television and radio presenter Richard Wilkins will return to the red carpet after a career that has spanned decades and has seen him interview some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. The Channel Nine Australia entertainment editor and smoothfm host will be first on the ground bringing viewers a look from the moment stars arrive on the 2022 ARIA Awards red carpet.

Wilkins said: “It’s great to have the ARIA Awards back, live and free and on Channel Nine. It’s been another fabulous year for Australian music, and I’m honoured and thrilled to once again be part of the action.”

Model and emerging TV star, Christian Wilkins, will be joining his father. He has started carving a name for himself as a host after being featured as E! News Australia’s fashion correspondent.

Lucinda “Froomes” Price is a cult internet personality who has amassed a following for sharing her humorous hot takes on the world around her. Formerly an editor and presenter at PEDESTRIAN.TV, she is now taking on the comedy world with live shows and a drive show on CADA.

Christian and “Froomes” will also chat with the stars and fans from the Red Rooster ARIA Fan Zone in conjunction with the live broadcast. Guests in the Red Rooster ARIA Fan Zone will be able to watch the red carpet arrivals and live broadcast from the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park. 

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The 2022 ARIA Awards red carpet is set to be blooming with Interflora. Guests will walk the red carpet adorned with spring’s brightest and most vibrant floral arrangements. The floral arrangements will be showcased on a co-branded set comprising production, design, installation and florals.rel

Since its inception in 1954, Interflora has aligned itself with a number of charities and organisations, including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Ovarian Cancer Australia, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Australia and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Gerry Gerrard, CEO of Interflora Australia, said: “Interflora is extremely excited and proud to be the presenting partner of this year’s ARIA Awards Red Carpet. It is a fabulous opportunity for the ARIA Awards attendees to immerse in the Interflora floral installation space and explore floral wearables as part of the thematics for the evening.”

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “Interflora have delivered exceptional value to this year’s ARIA Awards as a presenting partner, helping us to deliver a production that will be visually stunning and wholly unique.

“Each year, we strive to deliver exciting and memorable ways to present the incredible creativity of Australian music to the world through the awards. I’m absolutely confident that Interflora’s work will bring that and much more.”

The 2022 ARIA Awards is in partnership with YouTube and supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

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