After almost twenty years, the Juno Awards will once more call Halifax their host city for the 2024 ceremony, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced today.
The 53rd Juno Awards will happen on Sunday, March 24, with a slate of Juno Week events happening March 20-24, leading as much as the large celebration and broadcast.
“For the reason that Juno Awards got here through Halifax in 2006 town’s music scene has grown immensely,” said Allegra Swanson, executive director of Music Nova Scotia, via press release. “Music is on the core of our identity as a region, dating back to our Mi’kmaq ancestors and over 50 historic Black communities across the province. The depth of emerging talent in Halifax is vast and exciting. We stay up for working with CARAS/the Juno Awards to create myriad opportunities to develop local artists and industry through legacy programming for years to return.”
The previous 2006 Halifax Juno Awards were hosted by Pamela Anderson, and included performances by Broken Social Scene, Divine Brown, Bedouin Soundclash and Nickelback. It also featured a performance by Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas, who co-won the award for international album of the 12 months. Bryan Adams was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and Michael Bublé got here away with 4 Junos, making him the largest winner.
“Canada’s East Coast has long been the house of many incredible musicians,” said Allan Reid, president and CEO of CARAS and the Juno Awards. “Halifax is a music lover’s paradise, with fans in a position to find live performances seven days per week across town’s famed pubs and renowned music venues. We won’t wait to place the Juno highlight back on town’s diverse music scene and have fun the nation’s best in true Maritime fashion.”
The 2023 Juno Awards can be held on March 8 in Edmonton, and can be hosted by Simu Liu. The awards ceremony can be broadcast and streamed from Edmonton’s Rogers Place, live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT on CBC-TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and on CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages.