The Vodafone MTV Australia Awards will be held March 27 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on the city's Darling Harbour.

Big-game U.S.-based MTV producer Alex Coletti will take the helm of this year's show, heading up a production team led Rebecca Batties, GM Music Brands, MTV Networks Australia.

Coletti has a long and fruitful track history overseeing the MTV Video Music Awards, at one point orchestrating the famous Britney Spears and Madonna kiss. MTV Australia is hoping Coletti will sprinkle some gold dust on this year's gala.

"Producing this world class event is a major undertaking and we are lucky to have MTV veteran Alex Coletti on board to add to the magical moments," comments Batties. "Through MTV's international network we are able to showcase local and international musicians and celebrities on a world stage."

MTV Australia will broadcast the event live. Chupa Chups return as supporting brands sponsor, while Jagermeister, Joop Thrill and Sharpie come on board as supporting brands for the first time.

Presenters and guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

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