Nova’s Red Room to host exclusive virtual performances with ‘ARIAS At Home’ edition

Some of the best in Australia’s new music will be doing exclusive virtual performances to watch at home in the lead up to the ARIAS, thanks to Nova’s Red Room and Menulog.

Hosted by Tim Blackwell, Nova’s Red Room will have performances from Tones and I, Vance Joy and Baker Boy on Tuesday 23 November.

The virtual show will have exclusive performances displaying some of the best musical talent in Australia right now.

Annabelle Heard, Chief Executive Officer at ARIA said, “There’s no two ways about it, the quality of music coming out of Australia right now is absolutely exceptional.”

“While the nation waits to experience that immense talent live, we’re very proud to be able to deliver this unique virtual experience in celebration of our artist’s creativity, diversity and dedication in the face of another year of adversity.”

Vance Joy exploded onto the scene with his hit song ‘Riptide’, which went 12x platinum.

Vance has been the recipient of two ARIA awards (Best Male and Best Contemporary Album) and nine of his songs are ARIA certified platinum or multi-platinum.

In 2021, Vance Joy released his new single ‘Missing Piece’ which is a most welcome addition to his catalogue that boasts two #1 Australian albums, with 2014’s ‘Dream your Life Away’ and 2018’s ‘Nation of Two’.

Paul Jackson, NOVA Entertainment’s Chief Programming and Marketing Officer said, “Despite the last 18 months proving challenging for the industry, the quality of Australian music has never been better or more diverse.”

“Nova’s Red Room ARIAS at Home Edition will provide a platform to support Australian talent and allow them to perform for fans at this exclusive virtual gig.”

In April 2020, when lockdown was keeping a lot of Australians captive, Nova launched, Nova’s Red Room Live Stream to keep artists connected to their fans and presented The Kid Laroi, BENEE, Dua Lipa and James Bay just to name a few.

Nova’s Red Room has hosted over 260 international and local artists since kicking off with some big names like, Harry Styles, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.

Showing their support for Australian music scene, Menulog partnered with Nova to bring Tones and I, Vance Joy and Baker Boy to audiences at home in the lead up to the ARIAS.

Fiona Bateman, Head of Brand at Menulog said, “Partnering with Nova’s Red Room ARIAS At Home Edition was a no brainer for us. This edition will celebrate all-Australian talent which aligns perfectly with our latest brand campaign featuring locals, Baker Boy, Kirsten Salty, D’Arcy Spiller and Big Twisty.”

“As a homegrown Aussie delivery brand ourselves, it felt like the perfect time for us to give the now infamous snoop jingle an Australian makeover.”

Featured Yolngu artist, Baker Boy, incorporates English and Yolngu Matha languages into his music to create a uniquely Australian Hip-Hop sound.

Baker Boy recently took over all our TV’s with his new work with Menulog, after the torch was handed from American cultural icon, Snoop Dog.


Watch Vance Joy, Baker Boy and Tones and I on Tuesday 23 November on Nova’s Red Room ARIAS AT Home Edition virtual performances.

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2 Nov 2021 - 6:40 pm

They should choose a different host because Tim Blackwell giggles a lot about nothing

What the?
3 Nov 2021 - 10:20 am

That’s really strange. I’ve only heard really disparaging comments come from him about Australian music before.
And the network has tried actively and publicly to reduce its Australian music quota.
So the quote is contradictory.

3 Nov 2021 - 2:27 pm

I think announcers like Erin Nolan and Tim Blackwell who constantly laugh at everything do so because they don’t have anything of substance to say

3 Nov 2021 - 9:03 pm

Funniest thing I’ve ever heard. Nova likes Australian music!!!
If nova could copy capitals music they would like everything else.


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