Media Release

Arcade Fire to perform at The JUNO Awards Broadcast and receive the JUNO International Achievement Award

Feb 23, 2018

Tickets for the 47th annual JUNO Awards are available now through

TORONTO, ON – Canadian rock sensation, Arcade Fire, will light up the stage at the 47th Annual JUNO Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) confirmed today the band will be recognized with The JUNO International Achievement Award at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN and perform on CBC’s broadcast of The JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 25.

The JUNO International Achievement Award recognizes Canadian artists who have achieved exemplary success on a global scale. With nine JUNO Awards, one Grammy Award and two BRITs, Arcade Fire will receive one of the highest honours awarded by CARAS.  Arcade Fire will join the ranks of previous recipients, Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Sarah McLachlan and Drake. The award will be presented the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Leading the pack with four nominations: Album of the Year Sponsored by Music Canada, Group of the Year Presented with Apple MusicAlternative Album of the Year Sponsored by Long & McQuade and Single of the Year Sponsored by Live Nation Canada for their hit single “Everything Now” and album of the same name, the group is gearing up for a very special performance. The 2018 JUNOS will be broadcast live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25 on CBC.

“One of the best live shows that travelled across North America last year was Arcade Fire’s Infinite Content tour and we are excited to have them bring it to the JUNO stage,”  said Allan Reid, President and CEO, CARAS. “We are also thrilled to recognize Arcade Fire with the International Achievement Award. From Funeral to Everything Now they have inspired us not only through their music but also through their social activism.”

Listen to Arcade Fire’s JUNO Nominated album “Everything Now” and all this year’s nominees at

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 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 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on

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 Producers are 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.

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:

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOS


Social Media:

Instagram: @ArcadeFire

Twitter: @ArcadeFire



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


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


About Insight Productions:

Known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and many of the Country’s biggest award shows, music series and variety specials – is back in the producers chair for their 17th JUNO Awards.  Headed by John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Insight is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content.  Insight Senior Vice-President & Show Runner, Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer along with John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Launch, A Fury Christmas, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, Canada’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration which was seen by 1 in 3 Canadians – among others.  Insight collectively received 24 Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2018.  Other 2017 Insight productions include The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada and Intervention.  Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content.


For more information on the JUNO Awards or interview requests, please contact:

Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 127

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 126


For high-resolution images of 2018 JUNO Award performers, visit the Media Database.