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Daniel Caesar, Hedley and Jessie Reyez confirmed to perform at The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast, March 25 on CBC

Feb 06, 2018

– Tickets for the 47th annual JUNO Awards are available now through ticketmaster.ca

TORONTO At a press conference announcing the 2018 JUNO Award nominations, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC announced today that critically-acclaimed R&B and soul performer Daniel Caesar, JUNO Award-winning pop-rock sensation Hedley, and singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez, who is nominated for an impressive four JUNO Awards, are all set to perform on The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast. Canada’s music award show will air live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25 on CBC, CBC Radio and cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Two-time JUNO Award-winners, Hedley, are nominated for an incredible three awards this year including JUNO Fan Choice*, Group of the Year* and Pop Album of the Year, while 2017 JUNO Award nominee Daniel Caesar secured two nominations for Artist of the Year* and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

We are thrilled to have these nominees join us for The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “Jessie and Daniel have both had an exceptional breakout year, and I can’t wait for them to perform on the JUNOS stage for the very first time, alongside hometown favourites Hedley.”

Additional announcements for The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast will be released in the coming weeks.

**Media Note** – Photos and biographies of The 2018 JUNO Awards nominees are available at junoawards.ca.

High-resolution images of performers are available in the Media Database

Tickets for The 2018 JUNO Awards are on-sale now. Tickets are available starting at $59 (plus fees) through the Rogers Arena Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at ticketmaster.ca. The JUNO Awards has once again partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.

The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos

Additional details regarding JUNO Week and The JUNO Awards Broadcast will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producer is John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Senior Manager, Unscripted Programming, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.

*Award Sponsors for The 2018 JUNO Awards include: JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Single of the Year (sponsored by Live Nation), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada), Artist of the Year (presented by Apple Music), Group of the Year (presented by Apple Music), Breakthrough Artist of the Year (sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Breakthrough Group Of The Year (sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN), Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade), Rap Recording of the Year (sponsored by Stingray Music), Indigenous Music Album of the Year (sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), and Comedy Album of the Year (sponsored by SiriusXM Canada).

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: 

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver, Apple Music, and TD Bank Group.

 

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/JUNOS

JUNO TV: www.junotv.ca

 

Social Media:

@DanielCaesar

@Hedleyonline

@JessieReyez

 

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.

 

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

 

About CBC Music
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music ‎privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca

 

For more information about CARAS and The 2018 JUNO Awards, contact:

Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, zai@rockitpromo.com, 416.656.0707 ext. 127

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, sheri@rockitpromo.com 416.656.0707 ext. 122

 

For more information about The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:

Teaghan Hawke, CBC, teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca, 416.205.6863

 

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