While this year's Juno nominations have come under fire from artists like Grimes and Kaytranada for ignoring women and being "out of touch," the show is still going ahead full-steam, with details now emerging for some of the pre-ceremony celebrations.
Dubbed Juno Fest, a multi-day, multi-venue festival will take over Calgary on the weekend of April 1 and 2, with a special indigenous showcase on March 31. The full list of performers has just been revealed, and it includes Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jim Cuddy, Lee Harvey Osmond, Whitehorse, k-os, Cancer Bats, Rich Aucoin, Kalle Mattson, Young Empires, Alex Cuba, Old Man Luedecke, Daniel Romano, Del Barber, Faith Healer, Humans, KEN Mode, Library Voices, Rah Rah, Rococode, Shred Kelly, Surf Dads, the Elwins and tons more.
The full list of performers can be found here, along with full festival information including schedules, venue details and ticketing options. Juno Fest wristbands are currently available for $30, which will get passholders priority access to all venues on April 1 and 2.
As for the actual Juno Awards, they will be handed out in a televised ceremony on April 3.