JUNO awards take centre state in Hamilton this weekend

by | Mar 13, 2015 | Arts, Life

Photo Credit: exclaim.ca

Photo Credit: exclaim.ca

By Rebecca Hamill-Nobrega

Canadian music hits the streets of Hamilton for a big celebration this weekend.

The 2015 JUNO Awards will be hosted by Jacob Hoggard, the lead singer of Hedley, and aired this Sunday on CTV from Hamilton’s First Ontario Centre.

Many awards will be given out on Sunday including:

  • JUNO Fan Choice Award
  • Single of the Year
  • International Album of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Artist of the Year

Performers set to take the stage include Alanis Morisette, platinum-selling singer songwriter Bobby Bazini, Hamilton rocker group Arkells, electronic icon deadmau5, Hoggard’s very own Hedley, dance scarlet Kiesza, Lights, MAGIC!, Sam Roberts Band, The Weekend and sensation Shawn Mendes.

Photo Credit: Junoawards.ca

Photo Credit: Junoawards.ca

Leading up to the big day was JUNO week, which included several events such as the SiriusXM Juno Awards Kickoff, the Junior JUNOs, and The JUNO Photography Exhibition, among others.

Photo Credit: virginradio.ca

Photo Credit: virginradio.ca

Tickets to the 2015 JUNO Awards broadcast can be purchased online or by phone.

JUNO TV will offer live stream coverage of the 2015 JUNO awards, red carpet and backstage lounges.

To kick off the awards show Sunday, CBC Music presents JUNOfest 2015, a two-night music celebration.

It showcases Canadian artists and will feature over 100 bands at over a dozen venues and a diverse spectrum of genres. Performances will run from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Tickets are now on sale for #JUNOfest presented by @cbc_music! Get them through Ticketmaster!

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The JUNO Awards are just three days away and is taking spotlight on social media.

Tune in to JUNOTV.ca on Sunday at 7 PM EST for the #JUNOTV Backstage Lounge hosted by @laurentoyota and @carlinindie88! A photo posted by The JUNO Awards (@thejunoawards) on