The 48th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on March 17 at 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the next wave of artists set to perform at The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast, hosted by Sarah McLachlan. Francophone singer-songwriter and pianist Coeur de pirate, Québec rapper Loud, country music duo The Reklaws, and Canadian Indigenous tenor and composer Jeremy Dutcher, will all take the stage for Canada’s biggest night in music. The 2019 JUNO Awards will be Live from Budweiser Gardens in London, ON on Sunday, March 17 at 8 PM ET and broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
Selling more than one million albums over the past decade, indie pop singer and six-time JUNO Award nominee Coeur de Pirate will team up with one of Québec’s most talented hip-hop artists and fellow Francophone Album of the Year nominee, Loud, for an unforgettable performance. On the radar of rap fans for a number of years, he wrote a page in history with his band Loud Lary Ajust, before going solo in 2017. Viewers will also be treated to an authentic mix of pop and country when the rising brother-sister duo and Country Album of the Year nominees The Reklaws, take the stage as they continue to solidify themselves as the next superstars in country music in Canada.
Performer, composer, activist, musicologist, 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner and Indigenous Album of the Year (presented by APTN) nominee Jeremy Dutcher, will also grace the stage alongside one of Canada’s most celebrated young artists, violinist and Classical Album of the Year nominee Blake Pouliot. This performance is sure to be a memorable musical experience for fans at home and those in attendance.
The artists announced today will join previously confirmed performers Loud Luxury, bülow and Corey Hart. Additional details regarding JUNO Week and The JUNO Awards Broadcast will be announced in the coming weeks. 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.
A new batch of tickets have been released to The 2019 JUNO Awards and are now available online at budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens (Located at Gate 1).
The 2019 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 Executive in Charge of Production, Factual Content, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Lisa Clarkson is Executive Director, Business & Rights and Content Optimization, CBC; Bonnie Brownlee is Executive Director, Communications, Marketing, Brand & Research, CBC; 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.
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Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
The JUNO Awards are made possible with the support of Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC).
Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.
Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.
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 www.junoawards.ca
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 also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
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. www.cbcmusic.ca
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 & ShowRunner, Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer along with John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Launch, A Christmas Fury, 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.
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For more information about The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:
Teaghan Hawke, CBC, [email protected] 416.205.6863