It’s time to get excited and mark March 11 to the 17th down in your calendars because London is in for some big things as the 2019 JUNOS approach.
Today’s announcement was made by CBC and CARAS (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences). The event is taking place at Budweiser Gardens and is airing live across Canada on CBC, CBC Radio as well as worldwide on CBCMusic.ca/junos on Sunday, March 17 at 8 pm E.T.
Loud Luxury to play JUNOS
At the forefront of the announcements, London’s very own Loud Luxury are performing at the 2019 JUNOS.
Andrew Fedyk and Joe De Pace comprise the club duo, Loud Luxury. Both are Western Alumni and have climbed the ranks to international status as a group. Their track, “Body (featuring Brando)”, has over 81 million YouTube views since October last year and is 7 times platinum. Their current single, “Love No More (featuring Anders)“, is already certified Gold in Canada after only two months.
But wait – there’s more. Upwards of 100 performers are playing at over a dozen participating local venues between March 15 and 16.
JUNO Cup exhibition game
Music meets sports March 15 at Western Fair District Sports Centre where Canadian musicians, led by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, will compete against a roster of NHL Alumni in an exhibition game. This event alone has raised over $1 million in its 16 years.
For those looking to spectate, tickets are $20 (plus fees) or $15 when purchasing 10 or more tickets (more details below).
JUNOS & MusiCounts supporting musical education
Allan Reid, President and CEO of CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts, made an incredible announcement. The $1 surcharge for tickets has already raised $100,000 for MusiCounts. MusiCounts is a national charity organization providing music equipment and education to children across Canada. $5000 is the approximate cost to have musical instruments in each school.
“That’s enough to fund music programs at 20 schools,” said Reid. “No city has ever done this.”
- Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10:00am E.T.
- Broadcast tickets are starting at $79.95 (plus fees).
- JUNO Cup tickets are $20 (plus fees) or $15 (plus fees) when purchasing 10 or more tickets (details below).
- $1 per ticket is donated to MusiCounts, an organization ensuring children across Canada have access to musical instruments
- Purchase tickets at www.budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 or in person at the Budweiser Gardens box office (Gate 1).
For more information about the 2019 JUNOS, visit www.junoawards.ca.