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Vancouver to host the 54th-annual Juno Awards in 2025

Last held in Vancouver in 2018, the Juno Awards will be back in 2025.

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Vancouver will host the 54th-annual Juno Awards in March 2025.

At an announcement event held at the Fox Cabaret, the Vancouver Junos host committee along with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences delivered the news that Juno week events will run from March 26 to 30. The Canadian entertainment event will conclude with the big awards show and broadcast at Rogers Arena on Sunday night. CBC and CBC Gem will air the event live.

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Last held in town in 2018 with Michael Bublé hosting, these two events drew nearly 20,000-plus attendees and generated $10.9 million in economic activity in B.C.

Among the initiatives announced was the launch of the Let’s Hear It regional concert series and emerging talent program administered by Music B.C. This showcased 75 new, emerging acts from across the province.

Among the participants that year were Indigenous rappers Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Surrey DJ Khanvict. Both artists have gone on to global acclaim, with Snotty Nose Rez Kids now signed to Sony Canada and Khanvict recently becoming the first South Asian artist to sell out the Commodore Ballroom.

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Both acts performed at today’s announcement.

“B.C. is a hotbed for emerging talent, and the Junos bring with it opportunities for diverse artists and audiences alike to come together and celebrate our vibrant music scene,” said Nate Sabine, Vancouver Juno host committee co-chair and president of Music B.C. “We’re incredibly proud of the legacy Music B.C. has continued to develop and bringing The Juno Awards back gives us another avenue to continue the work we’ve done to extend, include, and incubate British Columbia’s music industry.”

Recognizing the $5.8-million boost to provincial GDP the event generated in 2018, the province is investing $2 million toward the cost of hosting the awards. Lana Popham, minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport, noted how the Amplify B.C. program, also launched six years ago, has contributed to continuing success B.C. music industry infrastructure and contributed to the economy:

“With the strength of our vibrant music industry, British Columbia is the perfect place to host the Juno Awards. We can’t wait to welcome music lovers and artists from across the country to Vancouver in 2025. Being the host of the Juno Awards means more than just enjoying good music. It’s also an opportunity to drive tourism, which will create more jobs and support local businesses. This is a unique moment to celebrate our success in transforming B.C. into a national music hub through our Amplify B.C. investment.”

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The 2025 host committee receives additional support by founding partners Creative B.C., Destination Vancouver, the City of Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver BIA and Music B.C.

The 2024 Juno Awards broadcast takes place on March 24 at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Victoria’s Nelly Furtado hosts the show with events including Vancouver duo Tegan and Sara being presented with the 2024 humanitarian award by Halifax native and actor Elliot Page.

Sign up at junoawards.ca/vancouver for ticket on-sale information and updates for the 54th Annual Juno Awards at Rogers Arena.

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