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Taylor Swift @ The ARIAs 2012

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by Mimi V (subscribe)
Mimi V a writer, social media manager, foodie, music lover, and mum, currently residing in Sydney with Mr V, two little Vs and doggy V.
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Performing live at the Aria Awards
The Aria Awards are the Australian music industry's night of nights, a time when industry heavyweights from all genres come together to celebrate the finest musicians that the country has to offer and the highest achievements of the past twelve months.

Taylor Swift, Live, Concert, Aria Awards, Aria Awards 2012, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, Temper Trap, Hilltop Hoods, Sydney
International artist Taylor Swift will perform at the 26th Aria Awards in Sydney. Image: Wikipedia

This star-studded gala event is a chance for the great and good of Australian music (plus the not so great, and the not so good) to mark their achievement with some back slapping, a few glasses of fizzy pop, and a bit of knees up. It's also a chance for we, the Australian public to reflect upon the musical landscape of 2012, to gawk at the celebrities in their party frocks, and to wonder who is going to disgrace themselves and how, this time around. There's always at least one - yes, I'm talking to you, Axle Whitehead.

Taylor Swift, Live, Concert, Aria Awards, Aria Awards 2012, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, Temper Trap, Hilltop Hoods, Sydney
2012 is the 26th year of the annual Aria Awards ceremony. image: ariaawards.com.au

[ADVERT]It is only fitting then, that this event which celebrates all things musical and Australian, should feature an international artist as the headline act. Enter stage left, a little known (ahem) American chantreuse by the name of Taylor Swift. Multi platinum selling artist and six time Grammy Award winner Ms Swift will no doubt wow the crowd with her vocal stylings, amidst a strong line up of actual Australian artists. Those performing on the night include Guy Sebastian, Kimbra, Missy Higgins, 360, The Temper Trap, Jessica Mauboy, Hiltop Hoods and the Jezabels.

Attendees this year are in for a real treat, as the staging of show and all aspects of the production are promised to be bigger and better than ever this year, so expect great things from Taylor and all the artists performing.

Taylor Swift, Live, Concert, Aria Awards, Aria Awards 2012, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, Temper Trap, Hilltop Hoods, Sydney
Guy Sebastian at the 2011 Aria Awards. He will also perform at the 2012 awards ceremony. image:ariawards.com.au

Following some strongly worded 'feedback' about the format and other aspects of previous events there have been a few changes made to proceedings this year. Firstly, the location, with the handily located Sydney Entertainment Centre being the location of choice this year. Another change is that the public will be able to have their say in who takes home an ARIA Award, with four publicly voted awards, including 'Single Of The Year', 'Best Video', 'Best Australian Live Act' and 'Best International Artist'.

Taylor Swift, Live, Concert, Aria Awards, Aria Awards 2012, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, Temper Trap, Hilltop Hoods, Sydney
Following feedback from the public, there will be some changes to the staging of the event @ at The Aria Awards 2012. image: ariaawards.com.au

Public tickets are still available for this huge event, allowing us to get up close and personal with all the action. They can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. For those who can't make it to the live show, the whole night will be broadcast on Go!, so you won't miss out. Either way, dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie to some fine Australian music.
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Why? It's Australian music's biggest event
When: 3.30pm - 9.30pm
Where: Sydney Entertainment Centre, 35 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour
Cost: $49.95 inc. booking fee
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