New-look ARIAs set to rock

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The Sydney Opera House rolls out the red carpet for the music industry's night of nights.

This Sunday night marks a new-look ARIA Awards, due to screen on TEN.

For many years the event was produced by Roving Productions, which arguably elevated the event to true red carpet status. It delivered the music industry an A-list night that was rivalled only by the MTV Australia Awards.

Last year, ARIA switched to the Nine Network for a pretty dire affair hosted by Kate Ritchie and Gyton Grantley at Acer Arena. Its best feature was in luring Robbie Williams as a cheeky host.

Now the ARIAs has returned to TEN at the Sydney Opera House. This year it is produced by FremantleMedia Australia, which has a long history of producing Australian Idol finales at the same venue.

Hosting this year is Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Dylan Lewis (Recovery, Video Hits). Guests this year include Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family and Carmen Electra.

Set to perform is Adelaide born and New York-based pop sensation Sia, who has six nominations for her album We Are Born. Also performing are Angus & Julia Stone, John Butler Trio, Washington and Birds Of Tokyo.

Guy Sebastian (who must be rushing from his live X Factor gig) is also performing, alongside Dan Sultan. He'll be bringing Ronan Keating with him, who is named as one of the presenters.

Also presenting are Silverchair's Chris Joannou, Operator Please, Ricki Lee, Stan Walker, Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson, Jessica Mauboy, Clare Bowditch, Jason Derulo, You Am I's Tim Rogers, Kasey Chambers, Fuzzy, Myf Warhurst, James Mathison, Axle Whitehead, Yumi Stynes, Geoff Huegill, Kelsey Martinovich, Lara Bingle, Ruby Rose, Erin McNaught and Darren McMullen.

Bizarrely, The Chaser's Andrew Hansen and Julian Morrow will present with Independent politician Bob Katter. A car-crash TV moment in the making?

This year there are four Public Voted ARIA Awards: Most Popular Australian Artist, Most Popular Australian Album, Most Popular Australian Single and Most Popular International Artist. You can still vote for these up until 11:59pm on Saturday, November 6, at www.ariaawards.com.au/venergypopularvote.php.

The event screens delayed on TEN this Sunday, with red carpet arrivals at 6:30pm on MTV.

The 2010 ARIA Awards premieres 8:30pm Sunday on TEN.

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According to literally everyone, this ARIAs absolutely sucked. Like, enough for everyone to vocally call foul.
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