Hedley and Nickelback to Perform on THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS, Sunday, April 1 on CTV

- Tickets available beginning February 10 through www.capitaltickets.ca -

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TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - At a press conference today announcing the nominations for the 2012 JUNO Awards, CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed that Hedley and Nickelback are the latest artists announced to perform on CTV's broadcast of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS on Sunday, April 1. The two bands join previously announced performers Blue Rodeo, City and Colour, deadmau5 and Feist at this year's broadcast from Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.

Hedley and Nickelback join City and Colour, Dan Mangan, Drake and Feist with four nominations apiece. Hedley is nominated for Single of the Year, Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and the JUNO Fan Choice Award. Nickelback is nominated for Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year, and the JUNO Fan Choice Award.

Today's announcement brings the number of artists confirmed to perform on CTV's broadcast to six:

•     2012 Canadian Music Hall of Fame recipients, Blue Rodeo
•     JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter, City and Colour
•     Award-winning producer and electronic artist, deadmau5
•     Award-winning recording artist, Feist
•     Multi-platinum chart-toppers, Hedley
     Multi-platinum power quartet, Nickelback

Tickets for the 2012 JUNO Awards go on sale on Friday February 10, beginning at 10 a.m. ET 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

**Media Note** - Photos for all THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS performers are available at www.bellmediapr.ca

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.

Additional performer announcements will be released in the coming weeks.

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. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

Broadcast sponsors of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, Rogers and TD Canada Trust.

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, and the City of Ottawa.

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 and recording industries 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.

About CTV:
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 www.ctv.ca.

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



For further information:

For more information on THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:

Alison Salinas, 416.384.2865 or alison.salinas@bellmedia.ca
Mary Costa, 416.384.7702 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca

For more information on CARAS and the 2012 JUNO Awards, contact:

Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 or akakoullis@hccink.com



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