ARIA awards an exciting experience for Picton's Missy Lancaster

Missy Lancaster walks the red carpet at the ARIA awards last night.
Missy Lancaster walks the red carpet at the ARIA awards last night.

She’s gone from pub gigs in Picton to the star-studded red carpet at Australian music’s night of nights.

Singer-songwriter Missy Lancaster said she was still buzzing from her “amazing” time at the ARIA Awards last night.

“It was crazy, I didn’t get home until 4am,” she said.

“It was such a long day.

“I got picked up from home at 7.30am and then there’s hair and make-up, the award ceremony goes for hours and the after-party started at 11pm.”

A quick selfie before the big event.

A quick selfie before the big event.

Lancaster attended the event as part of the Sony Music Australia team.

She said she was “honoured” to be among the talented stars on the Sony roster.

“I think it’s amazing and surreal that I share a label with Harry Styles and Jessica Mauboy,” she said.

“I’m very lucky to be have the opportunity work the amazing artists on the label, it really is a dream come true for me.

“Sony took out a huge eight award wins last night.”

Missy wore H&M to the star-studded affair.

Missy wore H&M to the star-studded affair.

Lancaster said the whole experience was “really fun” and the entire crowd singing along to Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Braithwaite’s The Horses was a highlight.

“Everyone was singing and dancing the night away,” she said.

“I was fortunate enough to be included in a song alongside Daryl Braithwaite and other artists such as John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Human Nature, Jessica Mauboy and many more in a collaborative track to raise money for childhood cancer.”

Missy Lancaster with her friend - and ARIA nominee - Dean Lewis.

Missy Lancaster with her friend - and ARIA nominee - Dean Lewis.

Lancaster was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet various Aussie performers at the ARIAs and was particularly impressed with global sensation Vance Joy.

“I got to have a good chat with Vance Joy,” she said.

“He was so lovely.

“I think it’s great that even though he’s so famous he’s still just down to earth and a good person.

“There’s that risk that when someone becomes a big name they’ll be rude and arrogant, but that wasn’t the case at all.”

Lancaster said the experience of getting glitzed up for her first ARIA awards was a lot of fun.

She picked out her outfit – a strappy jumpsuit – by herself.

“I wanted to go for something really simple and nice and black,” she said.

“It really felt like my style.”

The country musicians hopes to attend the ARIAs again in the future.

“Next time I’ll be on stage with my ARIA in hand.”

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