Arkells and Sarah McLachlan Confirmed as Performers for CTV's Broadcast of THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, April 2

THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS airs in 4K on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO from The Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
– Tickets for the Ottawa broadcast are available now through www.ticketmaster.ca

TORONTO, March 2, 2017 /CNW/ - CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that alt-rockers Arkells and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan are the next round of performers confirmed for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS. These artists join previously announced performers, electronic group A Tribe Called Red, 2016 JUNO Award winner and singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, contemporary storyteller Ruth B, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, and alt-folk indie group The Strumbellas.

CTV also revealed today that Canada's most exciting night in music airs live in 4K from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Four-time JUNO award winner Arkells are nominated for two awards this year, including Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year. The band is returning to the stage as performers for the second time, previously performing at THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS in their hometown of Hamilton, Ont. Throughout McLachlan's remarkable career, she has received 29 nominations and won 10 JUNO awards. Nominated this year for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, McLachlan is also being honoured with an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the awards broadcast on CTV.

Additional performer and presenter announcements for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS will be released in the coming weeks.

Tickets for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are available starting at $59 through the Canadian Tire Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-877-788-3267 and online at ticketmaster.ca.

The JUNO Awards has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.

THE 2017 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, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS, and Randy Lennox for Bell Media. Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer, Insight Productions. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.

Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

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. 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 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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.

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
JUNO TV: www.junotv.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca

Social Media:
@Arkellsmusic
@SarahMcLachlan

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SOURCE CTV

For further information: For more information about THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact: Tonia Addison, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca. For more information about CARAS and THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, contact: Michelle Easton, rock-it promotions, michelle@rockitpromo.com, 416.656.0707 ext.103; Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, zai@rockitpromo.com, 416.656.0707 ext. 127


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