Additional Performance Details and First Group of Presenters Announced for CTV’s Broadcast of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS, April 1
– K’NAAN joins Simple Plan on THE JUNO AWARDS stage to perform “Summer Paradise” –
– Lights and MC Flipside confirmed to perform with deadmau5 –
– Members of Anvil, Classified, Dan Mangan, Francois Arnaud, Johnny Reid, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Ron Sexsmith, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan and Olympians Alexandre Despatie and Jennifer Abel set to appear –
Toronto, ON (March 22, 2012) – CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) confirmed today that global phenomenon K’NAAN will join previously announced performer Simple Plan on THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, Sunday, April 1. K’NAAN will join 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recipients Simple Plan on their song “Summer Paradise.” It was also announced today that JUNO Award-winning artist Lights and JUNO Award-nominated producer, songwriter, vocalist and house music DJ MC Flipside will join previously announced performer deadmau5 on THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS stage. deadmau5, the three-time 2012 JUNO Award nominee and electronic artist, will perform “Hi Friend”, featuring MC Flipside, and “Raise Your Weapon”, featuring Lights.
CTV and CARAS also announced today the first group of presenters for THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, hosted by legendary Canadian, William Shatner. The country’s preeminent awards broadcast airs from Scotiabank Place in Ottawa LIVE at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT in Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada; at 8 p.m. in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; and at 9 p.m. in Alberta.
The first group of presenters confirmed for THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS broadcast is:
The Canadian artists set to perform throughout the star-studded broadcast on CTV include: Blue Rodeo, City and Colour, deadmau5, Feist, Hedley, Hey Rosetta!, K’NAAN, Lights, MC Flipside, Nickelback and Simple Plan. Set to take part in the live dance ‘mixed tape’ performance during THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are Alyssa Reid, Anjulie, Dragonette, JRDN and Mia Martina.
Great seats for The 2012 JUNO Awards are still available from $55 (plus tax & service charges). See the nation’s top artists in one unforgettable concert with two stages. Tickets available through the Scotiabank Place Box Office, The Sens Store locations at Carlingwood Mall and Place D’Orleans, Ottawa Sports Experts, Les Galeries de Hull; by phoning (613) 599-FANS (3267), (toll free) at 877-788-FANS (3267) or online at www.capitaltickets.ca.
This year marks the eleventh year in a row that THE JUNO AWARDS will air on CTV, the Official Broadcast partner of the JUNO Awards. Broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS, Canada’s Music Awards, airs Sunday, April 1 on CTV from Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, hosted by Canadian icon William Shatner.
Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, THE JUNO AWARDS have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrifying stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John’s (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009), back to St. John’s (2010), Toronto (2011) and now back to Ottawa (2012). The 2013 JUNO Awards are confirmed for Regina, SK.
THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming & Sports.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, Rogers and TD Bank Group.
Sponsors of the 2012 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, National Capital Commission (NCC), Province of Ontario, City of Ottawa and TD Bank Group.
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. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 41st Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.
CTV, Canada’s Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at ctv.ca.
For more information on THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:
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