The full performance line up for the 51st annual show, spanning many genres and styles, will be announced in phases leading up to the event
Tickets to the JUNO Awards go on sale Friday, March 4 and are available online at ticketmaster.ca/junos
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the first round of confirmed artists set to perform at The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, which will be hosted by star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Simu Liu. The first in-person JUNO Awards since 2019, this year’s open-air event will feature highly anticipated performances from Canada’s favourite touring band and Budweiser Stage mainstays Arkells, pop punk icon Avril Lavigne, Montreal music maven Charlotte Cardin and acclaimed singer, songwriter and poet Mustafa. The remaining performances will be announced in the coming weeks and span many genres and styles. The show will be held at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on Sunday, May 15 and broadcast and streamed live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.
Tickets for The 2022 JUNO Awards start at $39.95 and go on sale Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.ca/junos.
Taking part in the packed showcase are the seven-time JUNO Award winners, Arkells, who will delight audiences once again as they return to Budweiser Stage. Having re-opened the venue to 30,000 fans last summer, Arkells are the perfect fit for the show. The Hamilton-raised legends are nominated for Group of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada and Rock Album of the Year. Their hotly anticipated new album BLINK ONCE is out now, with more music and international tour dates to follow throughout 2022.
Canada’s pop punk princess Avril Lavigne will make a triumphant return to the JUNOS stage for the first time since 2008, with a special performance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her hit debut studio album Let Go. With 26 JUNO Award nominations and nine wins, she is the third top-selling Canadian female artist in history. Love Sux, Lavigne’s seventh studio album is out now.
Montreal born artist and JUNO Award nominee Charlotte Cardin will take the JUNOS stage this year, in the midst of her highly successful North American tour. Charlotte leads with six JUNO Award nominations including TikTok JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year Presented by Music Canada, Artist of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada, Pop Album of the Year and Music Video of the Year. This past November, Charlotte released a deluxe edition of her platinum debut album Phoenix, which features six previously unreleased songs.
Singer, songwriter, poet and filmmaker Mustafa will make his JUNO Awards performance debut this year after receiving his first nominations for Alternative Album Of The Year Presented By Long & Mcquade Musical Instruments and Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN. Mustafa was born and raised in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood where his upbringing and roots had a heavy influence on his writing and inspired his debut album When Smoke Rises, which was released last year to rave reviews.
The 51st annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2022 will be hosted in Toronto, ON from May 9 through May 15, 2022, culminating in The JUNO Awards. Produced by Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company), The 2022 JUNO Awards will make history on Sunday, May 15 as it broadcasts and streams for the first time from an outdoor venue at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos.
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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote 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. In 2021 The JUNO Awards celebrated its 50th Anniversary, with a national celebration of Canadian music. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.staging.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, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, 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
CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.
About Insight Productions (A Boat Rocker Company)
Insight Productions known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming. Insight Senior Vice President Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer – alongside Insight’s Chairman, CEO, and Executive Producer John Brunton, on The 2022 JUNO Awards. The company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs including Canada’s New Year’s Eve: Countdown, The Amazing Race Canada (the most watched Canadian show on record), ratings hits Big Brother Canada, Stronger Together/Tous Ensemble (the largest multi-platform broadcast and highest viewed non-sporting broadcast in Canadian television history) and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special on CBC watched by one in three Canadians. Insight has also worked in close collaboration with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation as executive producers on Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.
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