The Best ARIA Awards Performances Of All Time

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    POSTED Nov 24 2020
    Dua Lipa, Thelma Plum and Flume
    Dua Lipa, Thelma Plum and Flume. Photo of Dua Lipa by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images, photo of Thelma Plum by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images, and photo of Flume by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images.

    This year's ARIA Awards is just around the corner, and while things are set to look a little bit different, the performers are still set to blow us away. No matter what genre of music you'll like, there's an artist or two that you'll want to tune in to watch.

    The likes of Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Lime Cordiale, Sampa The Great and more will be performing at this year's ceremony, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for us. We'll be getting an exclusive performance of Billie's new single Therefore I Am, which has us very, very excited.

    If you're looking to watch this year's ARIA Awards, you can stream the ARIA Pre-Show from 4.30pm AEDT on ARIA's YouTube channel, and the ceremony live from 7.30pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now. The Awards will be hosted by Delta Goodrem, and held at The Star in Sydney.

    To get you in the mood for this year's ceremony, we've taken a look at some of the best ARIA Awards performances, and what makes them so memorable, even today. These performances are truly timeless, and there's a sense of theatrics that make the ARIA Awards stage one of the biggest and best in the country.

    Yothu Yindi - Treaty (feat. Peter Garrett, Paul Kelly, Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan) - 2012

    Yothu Yindi's Treaty is one of the most iconic Australian songs of all time, and the performance at the 2012 ARIA Awards was a moment that we'll never forget.It's one of the last times that Yothu Yindi's lead singer, Dr M Yunupingu performed in front of Australians everywhere, and he did so performing with a who's who of Australian music.

    Treaty is a powerful celebration of Indigenous culture, and to see him perform with Dan Sultan, Jessica Mauboy, Peter Garrett and Paul Kelly was a true treat. It's a truly great performance, and if you haven't seen it yet, it's time you gave it a watch.

    Flume - Say It/Never Be Like You - 2016

    Flume has a stack of hits in his discography, so it's no surprise that when he was asked to perform at the 2016 ARIA Awards, he played both Say It and Never Be Like You.

    Alongside Tove Lo and Kai, Flume proved yet again that he's not just a great recorded musician, but knows how to put on one hell of a live show. If this doens't get you dancing, nothing will.

    Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now - 2019

    When Dua Lipa performed her huge hit Don't Start Now at the 2019 ARIA Awards, it was one of the best pop performances we've seen in Australia in a long, long time.

    Backed by a whole crew of back-up dancers, Dua showed exactly why she's one of the biggest popstars in the world. We can't wait until Dua's next in the country touring - hopefully it's sooner rather than later!

    Hilltop Hoods - I Love It - 2012

    When Hilltop Hoods were asked to open the 2012 ARIA Awards, they knew they had to bring their A game. Thankfully, that's exactly what they did.

    Complete with a live band, pyrotechnics and a lot of energy, MCs Suffa and Pressure proved they can own any stage, no matter the size. Check out the reveal after the low-key intro, because it'll catch you by surprise.

    Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - 2013

    Tame Impala will be performing at this year's ARIA Awards, and if you want a taste of what to expect, their 2013 performance of Feels Like We Only Go Backwards will get you excited.

    It's Tame Impala at their psychedelic best, and you'll find yourself getting lost in the music. The visuals are hypnotic, as is their performance - it's enough to get you in a daze.

    Lorde - Team - 2013

    If you saw Lorde's performance of Team at the 2013 ARIA Awards, then you wouldn't be surprised at just how huge Lorde has become. It's a performance well beyond her years, and it's amazing just how much stage presence she had, even back then.

    The stage set-up she has for the performance is pretty minimal, which just serves to highlight her vocals even more. You won't be able to tear your eyes and ears away from the screen - we guarantee it. 

    READ MORE: The 2020 ARIA Awards Noms Are Here And The Kid Laroi, Tame Impala & Sampa The Great Cleaned Up

    Thelma Plum - Better In Blak - 2019

    Better In Blak is one of our favourite songs of the last few years, and Thelma Plum's performance at the 2019 ARIA Awards had us just a little bit emotional (ok, maybe more than a bit).

    Thelma's performance featured her vocals, a piano and a host of back-up singers, and it's an absolutely stunning arrangement. If you're in your lounge room, you'll be on your feet by the time the performance finishes.

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Dua Lipa, Thelma Plum and Flume
Dua Lipa, Thelma Plum and Flume. Photo of Dua Lipa by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images, photo of Thelma Plum by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images, and photo of Flume by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images.

This year's ARIA Awards is just around the corner, and while things are set to look a little bit different, the performers are still set to blow us away. No matter what genre of music you'll like, there's an artist or two that you'll want to tune in to watch.

The likes of Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Lime Cordiale, Sampa The Great and more will be performing at this year's ceremony, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for us. We'll be getting an exclusive performance of Billie's new single Therefore I Am, which has us very, very excited.

If you're looking to watch this year's ARIA Awards, you can stream the ARIA Pre-Show from 4.30pm AEDT on ARIA's YouTube channel, and the ceremony live from 7.30pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now. The Awards will be hosted by Delta Goodrem, and held at The Star in Sydney.

To get you in the mood for this year's ceremony, we've taken a look at some of the best ARIA Awards performances, and what makes them so memorable, even today. These performances are truly timeless, and there's a sense of theatrics that make the ARIA Awards stage one of the biggest and best in the country.

Yothu Yindi - Treaty (feat. Peter Garrett, Paul Kelly, Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan) - 2012

Yothu Yindi's Treaty is one of the most iconic Australian songs of all time, and the performance at the 2012 ARIA Awards was a moment that we'll never forget.It's one of the last times that Yothu Yindi's lead singer, Dr M Yunupingu performed in front of Australians everywhere, and he did so performing with a who's who of Australian music.

Treaty is a powerful celebration of Indigenous culture, and to see him perform with Dan Sultan, Jessica Mauboy, Peter Garrett and Paul Kelly was a true treat. It's a truly great performance, and if you haven't seen it yet, it's time you gave it a watch.

Flume - Say It/Never Be Like You - 2016

Flume has a stack of hits in his discography, so it's no surprise that when he was asked to perform at the 2016 ARIA Awards, he played both Say It and Never Be Like You.

Alongside Tove Lo and Kai, Flume proved yet again that he's not just a great recorded musician, but knows how to put on one hell of a live show. If this doens't get you dancing, nothing will.

Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now - 2019

When Dua Lipa performed her huge hit Don't Start Now at the 2019 ARIA Awards, it was one of the best pop performances we've seen in Australia in a long, long time.

Backed by a whole crew of back-up dancers, Dua showed exactly why she's one of the biggest popstars in the world. We can't wait until Dua's next in the country touring - hopefully it's sooner rather than later!

Hilltop Hoods - I Love It - 2012

When Hilltop Hoods were asked to open the 2012 ARIA Awards, they knew they had to bring their A game. Thankfully, that's exactly what they did.

Complete with a live band, pyrotechnics and a lot of energy, MCs Suffa and Pressure proved they can own any stage, no matter the size. Check out the reveal after the low-key intro, because it'll catch you by surprise.

Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - 2013

Tame Impala will be performing at this year's ARIA Awards, and if you want a taste of what to expect, their 2013 performance of Feels Like We Only Go Backwards will get you excited.

It's Tame Impala at their psychedelic best, and you'll find yourself getting lost in the music. The visuals are hypnotic, as is their performance - it's enough to get you in a daze.

Lorde - Team - 2013

If you saw Lorde's performance of Team at the 2013 ARIA Awards, then you wouldn't be surprised at just how huge Lorde has become. It's a performance well beyond her years, and it's amazing just how much stage presence she had, even back then.

The stage set-up she has for the performance is pretty minimal, which just serves to highlight her vocals even more. You won't be able to tear your eyes and ears away from the screen - we guarantee it. 

READ MORE: The 2020 ARIA Awards Noms Are Here And The Kid Laroi, Tame Impala & Sampa The Great Cleaned Up

Thelma Plum - Better In Blak - 2019

Better In Blak is one of our favourite songs of the last few years, and Thelma Plum's performance at the 2019 ARIA Awards had us just a little bit emotional (ok, maybe more than a bit).

Thelma's performance featured her vocals, a piano and a host of back-up singers, and it's an absolutely stunning arrangement. If you're in your lounge room, you'll be on your feet by the time the performance finishes.

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