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Stars brave rain on wet ARIA red carpet

AAP logoAAP 23/11/2016 Danielle McGrane

Singer Olympia © Getty Images Singer Olympia The stars have started arriving on a very wet red carpet as rain poured down for the 30th ARIA awards in Sydney.

Melbourne singer-songwriter Olympia and electronic artist KLP were some of the first stars to brave the weather before the ceremony kicked off.

Olympia, real-name Olivia Bartley, who is up for her first ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist was actually battling a bug but pushed through to make an appearance.

"I'm actually on anti-nausea drugs," she told AAP on the red carpet.

"I just finished a tour and I was very ill."

She admitted she's started feeling emotional about her first nomination.

Havana Brown © Brendon Thorne/Getty Images Havana Brown "It's getting bigger and bigger I've been in a lot of denial about it but family keep texting so I'm feeling a bit emotional"

Crowded House, Bernard Fanning, British stars Robbie Williams and Charlie XCX are all expected to walk the red carpet.

It's shaping up to be one of the biggest nights yet for the annual awards with Aussie legends Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham and Crowded House all set to perform, alongside newcomers Illy, Vera Blue and Violent Soho.

The biggest nominee of the night is Sydney producer Flume, AKA Harley Streten who is up for eight awards having already snagged three at the ARIA Artisan Awards last month.

Following close behind him is Perth singer Troye Sivan with seven nominations.

Last year's big winner, Adelaide singer-songwriter Sia is up for six awards as is Melbourne rapper Illy and comeback kids, The Avalanches who recently released their first album in 16 years.

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