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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Arias 2016: Flume, marriage equality and lockout laws dominate music awards

Crowded House inducted into hall of fame as Kylie Minogue makes surprise appearance at event Ruby Rose dubs ‘a huge win for the LGBT community’

Aria awards 2016 – in pictures
Aria awards 2016 – the night as it happened

Sydney’s lockout laws, Australian marriage equality and Kylie Minogue made surprise appearances at the 30th annual Aria awards, otherwise dominated by the electronic music wunderkind Flume.

The Sydney electronic producer whose real name is Harley Streten, 25, picked up five of the pointy statues, winning best male artist; album of the year and best independent release for his sophomore album Skin; as well as best dance release and best pop release for Never Be Like You.

Related: Arias 2016: Flume cleans up as Crowded House joins Hall of Fame – as it happened

Related: Aria awards 2016 – in pictures

Kylie Minogue in the green room repping for marriage equality. Pics only, but such a pro. #arias http://pic.twitter.com/rUM3CLVnsi

The #Arias were a huge win for the LGBT community tonight. Thanks to so many inspiring acts and presenters. Beautiful. Get it

Best calls of the night - Acknowledgement of country from @JohnButlerTrio & showing solidarity with #StandingRock from @benleemusic #ARIAs

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by Elle Hunt via Electronic music | The Guardian