Published on November 26th, 2018 | by Damien Straker

Vance Joy and Katie Noonan to Perform at Foxtel’s 2018 AACTA Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the star-studded line-up of presenters and musical acts set for the 2018 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel on Wednesday 5 December.

Having just wrapped up his massive 8-month, 83-date Nation of Two world tour, Vance Joy will perform live on the AACTA Awards stage in Sydney. Boasting a total 24 platinum accolades to his name, Vance Joy’s Nation of Two album has stayed in the ARIA Top 50 since its release in February earlier this year. He was also just named as the main support for P!NK’s European tour in 2019.

“I’m really looking forward to performing at the AACTA Awards in a couple of weeks,” said Vance Joy. “I’ve never been to the event, so I’m stoked to be asked to perform and attend the Awards.”

Guests and telecast viewers will also experience a special ‘In Memoriam’ performance from seven-time platinum selling and five-time ARIA Award winner Katie Noonan. Katie, who has been named one of the greatest Australian singers of all time by the Herald Sun, recently released the acclaimed album Gratitude and Grief, collaboration album with poet and cartoonist Michael Leunig.

Host Stephen Curry will be joined by an incredible line-up of top Australian film and television talent who will take to the stage to present, including: Rebecca GibneyMarta DusseldorpJack ThompsonSigrid ThorntonRodger CorserErik ThomsonJulia ZemiroShane JacobsonFred SchepisiNazeem Hussain and Kat Stewart, as well as KATH AND KIM’s Gina RileyJane Turner and Magda Szubanski.

Oscar®, BAFTA, Emmy and AACTA Award winner Nicole Kidman will attend the Ceremony alongside a number of fellow nominees, including: Simon BakerDeborah MailmanBruce BeresfordNash EdgertonCelia PacquolaAaron PedersenScott RyanTina BursillWayne BlairHazem ShammasAngourie RiceLeah Purcell and Tom Gleeson.

Other Australian screen stars attending include: Phoebe TonkinIsabel LucasDavid BerryShaynna BlazeSusie PorterNicole Da SilvaDaniel HenshallMelina VidlerSara WisemanDavid StrattonAda NicodemouGracie OttoMatt OkineMadeleine Madden and Lily Sullivan.

Held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney and telecast on Channel 7, tickets are still available to be a part of one of Australia’s most glamorous red-carpet events. Tickets are open to everyone. To book, visit

The AACTA Awards are supported by the New South Wales Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.


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is a freelance writer and film critic. He studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with an Arts Honours degree in Film Studies. He is a pop culture aficionado and enjoys talking about all films, 90s TV shows, ninjas and watching Rugby League. His favourite film directors are Alfonso Cuarón, Clint Eastwood and Alexander Payne.

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