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Crowded House, Angus & Julia Stone to Perform at 2024 Rolling Stone Australia Awards

By Michael Mar 13, 2024

Crowded House and Angus & Julia Stone are the performers booked for the 2024 Rolling Stone Australia Awards, to be presented March 26 at The Ivy in central Sydney.

A household name in these parts, Crowded House has enjoyed No. 1s in Australia, the U.K. and a belated leader in the U.S. last year when “Don’t Dream It’s Over” appears at the summit of Billboard’s Top TV Songs chart, following its sync in the 14th episode of Magnum P.I.’s fifth season.

The song was the Australian band’s top-performing song on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 2 in April 1987.

Formed out of the embers of New Zealand alternative-rock favorites Split Enz, Crowded House are members of the ARIA Hall of Fame, inducted back in 2016 in recognition of a career which has yielded more than 15 million album sales, 13 ARIA Awards, a BRIT Award, and an MTV VMA.

The Neil Finn-led folk-rock act is prepping the release of Gravity Stairs on May 31, their eighth studio LP, and first through a new, global deal with BMG. Four of those previous seven studio album have hit No. 1 on the ARIA Chart. The Australian/NZ act recently headlined the first Melbourne edition of Global Citizen Nights.

Also performing on the night is sibling folk and indie duo Angus & Julia Stone, whose sixth studio album Cape Forestier is due out May 10, also through BMG. Angus could double-up on the night; he’s nominated in the best record category for his Dope Lemon project’s fourth studio LP Kimosabè.

The Stones enjoyed a major breakthrough back in 2010 with their self-titled sophomore album, which peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Chart, dominated at the ARIA Awards, and housed the modern classic “Big Jet Plane.”

“With this year’s awards taking place at our new home of Ivy in Sydney, we wanted to really step up our performer lineup in 2024,” comments Poppy Reid, editor-in-chief at Rolling Stone Australia publisher The Brag Media, part of the Vinyl Group.

“I’m looking forward to hearing Angus & Julia Stone’s incredible vocal harmonies ringing through the venue. Of course, it’s also an absolute privilege to reveal that Crowded House will also take the stage at the awards, and we all can’t wait to hear these genuine icons of our industry.”

As previously reported, Troye Sivan and Kylie Minogue are among the big artists in the hunt for RS Australia Awards. Almost nominated for multiple categories are Dom Dolla, Peach PRC, Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers, The Teskey Brothers and Fisher.

The Ivy Sydney will host the ceremony, with winners in five categories announced on the night: best record, best single, best new artist, Rolling Stone Global Award and the Reader’s Choice Award.

Former triple j breakfast presenter, now “Matt & Alex – All Day Breakfast” podcaster Alex Dyson returns as host.

Now entering its fourth year, the awards welcome multiple new and returning sponsors this year, with headline partner Shure back for 2024, alongside American Apparel, JMC Academy and Largo Brewing.

By Michael

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