Media Release

Calling all Canadian artists: JUNOfest 2019 submissions now open

Nov 08, 2018

TORONTO The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that artist submissions are now open for JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music. On Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2019, JUNOfest will showcase artists of all genres, from across the country. Over 100 artists will take the stage at multiple venues across London, Ontario during the two-night festival, performing for fans, media and the music industry. This year’s JUNOfest will be produced by Brandon Eedy (SummerCamp Productions, London Music Hall/Rum Runners).

“We are very excited to be bringing JUNOfest to London for the first time,” said Katy Venneri, Director of Events, CARAS/The JUNO Awards, & MusiCounts. “We are looking forward to showcasing the best musical talent London and Canada have to offer and make this year’s JUNOfest a success for everyone involved.” Canadian artists interested in participating can apply online between November 8 and December 21, 2018 at

About JUNOfest:

WHAT: JUNOfest is an annual music celebration jam-packed with an impressive roster of Canadian artists across all genres. Over 100 musical acts including local London artists, 2019 JUNO Award nominees, and some of Canada’s top touring talent will hit the stage.

JUNOfest is open to Canadian artists, solo acts and/or full bands of all genres. A $20 application fee will apply.

WHEN: Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2019

WHERE: Over 15 venues across London, Ontario

HISTORY: JUNOfest has showcased over 1,000 artists and bands of all backgrounds and genres including: Alexisonfire, Ammoye, Arkells, Bedouin Soundclash, Billy Talent, Cadence Weapon, Clairmont The Second, Classified, DJ Shub, Feist, Fucked Up, Hannah Georgas, Hey Rosetta!, Hollerado, Iskwé, The Jerry Cans, Jim Cuddy, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Marianas Trench, Matt Mays, Metric, MSTRKRFT, Ria Mae, Said the Whale, Sam Roberts, Shad, The Sheepdogs, Silverstein, Sloan, Tanya Tagaq, The Wailin’ Jennys, Weaves, Whitehorse, Wintersleep, Yukon Blonde, and hundreds more. 

Photo Credit: Ryan Bolton

Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website:

Submissions for JUNOfest:

JUNO Awards

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Facebook: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOfest

The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 will be hosted in London from March 11 through March 17, 2019, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 17, at Budweiser Gardens, broadcast live at 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:

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

Lead Partners:

 Apple Music and TD Bank Group.

Funding Partners:

Ontario Creates, The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.

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 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


About CBC Music:   

From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country.


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

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext. 122

Christine Zoulianitis, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext. 126