Hey Rosetta! and a Live Dance 'Mixed Tape' Performance added to Lineup on THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS, Sunday, April 1 on CTV

- Sarah McLachlan confirmed to appear with 2012 Hall of Famers Blue Rodeo - - Tickets on sale now through www.capitaltickets.ca -

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TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today additional artists confirmed to perform on CTV's broadcast of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS, Sunday, April 1 from Scotiabank Place in Ottawa - Canada's Capital, hosted by Canadian legend William Shatner. In addition to the previously announced performance lineup, Newfoundland indie darlings Hey Rosetta! join Canada's biggest night in music for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance. The broadcast also features a live 'mixed tape' performance of the top dance hits of this year with some of Canada's biggest names in pop and dance music, including nominees Alyssa Reid, Anjulie, Dragonette, JRDN, and Mia Martina. Additionally, it was confirmed that Grammy and JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan will make a special appearance with 2012 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Blue Rodeo.

Today's announcement brings the number of artists confirmed to perform on CTV's broadcast to 12:

•     2012 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, Blue Rodeo
•     JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter, City and Colour (4 nominations)
•     Award-winning producer and electronic artist, deadmau5 (3 nominations)
•     Award-winning recording artist, Feist (4 nominations)
•     Multi-platinum chart-toppers, Hedley (4 nominations)
•     East coast orchestral-indie rockers, Hey Rosetta! (1 nomination)
     Multi-platinum power quartet, Nickelback (4 nominations)

The performers set to take part in the live dance 'mixed tape' performance during THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are:

     Urban / Pop singer-songwriter, Alyssa Reid (1 nomination)
     Sultry songstress, Anjulie (1 nomination)
     Electro-pop act, Dragonette (1 nomination)
•     R&B star, JRDN (2 nominations)
•      Pop sensation, Mia Martina (1 nomination)

Tickets for The 2012 JUNO Awards are on sale now 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 and www.junoawards.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 and presenter 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.

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, the City of Ottawa and TD.

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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