Nova Red Rooms return: Four ARIA events at Hordern Pavilion

Nova’s Red Room

• Featuring Sony Music superstars Amy, Guy, Jessica and Ruel

Nova’s Red Room ARIA Edition Presented by Mitsubishi Motors returns in 2020 with a series of exclusive live performances across Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November at the Hordern Pavilion.

This year Nova’s Red Room ARIA Edition will feature some of the biggest acts in the country and 2020 ARIA nominees, Amy Shark, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and Ruel will return to the state to perform live for their fans this November. The impact of Covid-19 has been felt deeply across the industry, however, Australian artists have still been creating and producing exciting music and content for their fans and fellow Australians during this difficult time. Nova’s Red Room ARIA Edition will provide a return to the live music scene, allowing music lovers to experience live performances and celebrate Aussie talent.

Paul Jackson, Nova Entertainment’s Chief Programming and Marketing Officer said, “Nova’s Red Room ARIA Edition is always a special event for the Nova Network, as we celebrate the Australian music industry and support some of the country’s best artists. During 2020 it has never been more important to provide an opportunity for musicians to connect with and perform live for their fans, we are proud to help rejuvenate the live music scene in Australia and put on some of the first live music gigs, celebrating our local talent and recognising the importance of the ARIA Awards.”

Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive said, “ARIA Week is a brilliant way to extend the celebration of Australian music across November in the lead up to the ARIA Awards. I am thrilled to once again partner with Nova and Mitsubishi to showcase our incredible Australian talent at these very special gigs.”

Nova Red Room schedule


Red Room artist biographies

Amy Shark, Australian award-winning singer-songwriter, broke into the music scene in 2016 with the release of her 3 x platinum single “Adore”. The following year her debut EP exploded into the top 10 on iTunes in 15 countries and awarded her two ARIA awards for Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist. In 2018 she released “Love Monster” which went straight to # 1 on the ARIA charts. Amy’s single “I Said Hi” reached platinum record sales, over 34 million streams globally and 12 million video views on YouTube.

Jessica Mauboy captured the nation as a 16 year old on Australian Idol in 2006 and has gone on to release five top 10 albums, fifteen top 20 singles, four ARIA accredited Platinum selling albums and won two ARIA Awards. Her songs and videos have been streamed over 112 million times in Australia and 292 million times globally and she has secured 3.3 million catalogue sales. Jessica has toured with Beyoncé, collaborated with Ricky Martin, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg and Pitbull and represented Australia at Eurovision in 2014. In 2019 she released her fourth studio album “Hilda” which debuted at # 1 on the ARIA charts.

Nova’s Red Room

Guy Sebastian, singer, songwriter and producer, is one of Australia’s most successful male solo artists. Having sold almost four million albums, Guy is the only Australian male artist to have achieved six # 1 singles and two # 1 albums in ARIA chart history. His debut single “Angels Brought Me Here” still holds the record for the fastest selling single in ARIA chart history while the global hit “Battle Scars”, with Lupe Fiasco, has clocked over eight million views on YouTube and 198 million streams on Spotify.

Ruel rose to fame after his father sent a demo of the then 12 year old to Grammy Award winning producer M-Phazes. Two years later his debut single ‘Golden Years’ was released and in 2018 Ruel’s single ‘Younger’ went Gold on the ARIA charts and he became the youngest singer in history to win an ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist. In 2019 Ruel released the EP “Free Time”, featuring the hit single “Painkiller” and in September this year, the 17 year old premiered the single “As Long As You Care” from his latest EP “Bright Lights and Red Eyes”. Ruel has performed and toured with Khalid and Shawn Mendes and collaborated with Hilltop Hoods and Cosmos Midnight.

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