With just days to go until the 2022 edition of the Rolling Stone Australia Awards, details surrounding the hosts and performers at the event have now been unveiled.
The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards will pay tribute to the best and brightest on the local music scene, when the debut ceremony takes place at The Argyle in Sydney, on Wednesday, March 30th.
An invite-only event for music industry insiders and artists, it’s managed to become a high profile event, with last year’s awards also featuring performances from award winners Tash Sultana and Mia Rodriguez.
Some of the biggest artists and bands were up for nomination at the inaugural awards, with the likes of Tkay Maidza, Tame Impala, and Midnight Oil also serving as big winners on the night.
As it stands, this year looks to be even bigger than the last, with huge names such as Amy Shark, Gang of Youths, Keith Urban, The Kid LAROI, and Kylie Minogue all up for awards. Needless to say, it’s shaping up to be a rather large-scale event, and with national concerts taking place in the lead-up to the awards, its impact and reach are spreading on a national scale.
Now, as anticipation ramps up for this year’s event, it’s been announced that the 2022 edition of the awards will be hosted by iconic broadcasting duo Matt & Alex. Having originally worked together as two of triple j’s most beloved duos, their partnership was revived in 2020 when they joined Southern Cross Austereo to launch the ‘All Day Breakfast’ podcast.
“Rolling Stone is a cultural icon in Australia’s media landscape, so it was only fitting that they ask Australia’s most iconic male podcast duo to host their awards,” the pair explained. “Unfortunately, Hamish and Andy were unavailable, so now they’ve got us. But we’re stoked!”
Meanwhile, the awards are also set to feature live performances from two of Australia’s most acclaimed performers, with Amy Shark and Ruby Fields tapped to appear on the live stage.
Shark, who is up for Best Record and Best Single for Cry Forever and “Baby Steps”, respectively, will perform alongside the likes of Fields, who is up for Best Record for Been Doin’ It for A Bit, which debuted atop the ARIA charts last year.
“Our intention with the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards is simple: use our unique and iconic brand to acknowledge the contribution of local talent,” explained Poppy Reid, The Brag Media’s Managing Editor in Chief.
“We are so thrilled to be able to host two of the most tenacious music visionaries as performers this year,” she added. “It’s been another challenging 12 months in music, and Amy Shark and Ruby Fields have taken their careers to new heights despite the constant hurdles they faced.”
“Music has fed our soul during the pandemic and I can’t wait to celebrate our industry’s perseverance while I cut a rug with our all-female live-lineup and Awards guests this month.”
As it stands, this year looks to be even bigger than the last, with huge names such as The Avalanches, Gang of Youths, Keith Urban, The Kid LAROI, and Kylie Minogue all up for awards. Needless to say, it’s shaping up to be a rather large-scale event, with a series of national concerts taking place in recent weeks in the lead-up to the awards.
“Sailor Jerry is pumped to partner with Rolling Stone Australia to shine a spotlight on the local Australian music scene and give support to an industry challenged in recent times,” explains Lucille Rose-Hopkins, Sailor Jerry Brand Ambassador. “Sailor Jerry is backing live music in the bar industry all across Australia, ensuring we can connect with one another and unapologetically get back to our roots.”
The Sailor Jerry 2022 Rolling Stone Australia Awards Nominees
Amy Shark – Cry Forever
Baker Boy – Gela
Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting
Genesis Owusu – Smiling with No Teeth
Ruby Fields – Been Doin’ It for A Bit
Skegss – Rehearsal
Tash Sultana – Terra Firma
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Amy Shark – “Baby Steps”
Gang of Youths – “the angel of 8th ave.”
Jack River – “We Are the Youth”
Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts”
RÜFÜS DU SOL – “Alive”
Slowly Slowly – “Blueprint”
The Kid LAROI – “Stay”
Tones and I – “Fly Away”
Best New Artist
Cat & Calmell
Rolling Stone Global Award
RÜFÜS DU SOL
The Kid LAROI
Tones and I
Rolling Stone Reader’s Choice Award
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Vika & Linda
The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards
Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
The Argyle, Sydney, NSW