Last year's special guest, Taylor Swift. Getty.
Voting for the 27th Annual ARIA Awards opened this week – and after another amazing year for Australian music they are going to be massive.
The 2013 ARIA nominated artists will be announced next month at the Art Gallery of NSW, while the annual ARIA Awards will take place on December 1 at the Event Centre at The Star Sydney.
Eligible for Album of the Year are releases by Flume, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tame Impala, Birds of Tokyo, Bliss N Eso, Bernard Fanning, Boy & Bear, Russell Morris, Harrison Craig, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey, Empire of the Sun, Cloud Control, Guy Sebastian, Paul Kelly, Sarah Blasko, the Presets, the Cat Empire, the Rubens, Josh Pyke, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson and Jagwar Ma.
There’s no word yet on who will be performing at the hotly anticpated awards show, but with artists like Justin Beiber, Muse and Fleetwood Mac in Australia at the time there’s bound to be some killer intenational acts on the line up!
Ten Australian acts have had No. 1 albums this year - Flume, Nick Cave, Hillsong United, Birds of Tokyo, Bernard Fanning, Harrison Craig, Bliss N Eso, Karnivool, Rufus and Boy & Bear - a feat not achieved since 2004.
Can't wait? Check out photos from last year's event!