Billy Talent, Dallas Smith and July Talk confirmed as next group of performers, as Broadcast expands to two-and-a-half hours for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, April 2 on CTV

The jam-packed broadcast now begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Tickets are available now through ticketmaster.ca

CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that punk-rockers Billy Talent, platinum-selling country star Dallas Smith and indie quintet July Talk are confirmed to perform on THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS broadcast.

These artists join previously announced performers, alt-rockers Arkells, electronic group A Tribe Called Red, 2016 JUNO Award winner Alessia Cara, contemporary storyteller Ruth B, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, and alt-folk indie group The Strumbellas.

With 10 of Canada’s biggest music acts now descending on Ottawa for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, and with additional performer and presenter announcements still to be made, CTV and CARAS confirmed today the broadcast will expand to two-and-a-half hours for the first time in five years. This announcement also comes on the heels of THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS winning the Canadian Screen Award for Best Music Program or Series last week.

Co-hosted by iconic rocker Bryan Adams and megastar comedian Russell Peters, 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 6:30 p.m. EDT

I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.

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