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John Farnham has made headlines around the world after an unexpected appearance at this year’s 30th ARIA Awards.
The Australian music industries night of nights did not disappoint when the the 67-year-old took to the stage for final performance
It was an ARIA ceremony full of bold statements, with Troye Sivan dedicating his win to “every LGBT kid in Australia” and Kylie Minogue calling for marriage quality – however it was Farnham’s stirring rendition of Kanye West’s ‘BLKKK SKNNNHEAD’ that stole the show.
“That was so fucking lit” said music journalist, Molly Meldrum.
“Holy shit. I feel like 19 years old clubhopping on Oxford street again”
Other reviews from visiting artists suggest that it might be worth ‘Farnsy’ releasing a hip hop album in the near future
“It was euphoric. Whoever said old white dudes can’t rap was wrong” said Bernard Fanning.
“I’m barred up” said Guy Sebastian.
“Who’s got the ropes? Lets turn one on”
Musicians at the event included Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, KER$ER, Flume, Illy and Troye Sivan, Havana Brown, Samantha Jade, 40 Odd Foot Of Grunt, Molly Meldrum, Guy Sebastian, BOBBY SHMURDA, Tim Rogers, Vera Blue, John Butler, Montaigne, Kasey Chambers, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Jarryd James, Crowded House, Jimmy Barnes, The Wiggles and Bernard Fanning.
Robbie Williams and Alli Simpson were international guests.