Published Mar 27, 2017In addition to revealing this year's nominees, the Juno Awards have already promised an entertaining broadcast thanks to hosts Bryan Adams and Russell Peters. Now, they've unveiled that Feist will be performing during the ceremony, paying homage to one of Canada's greatest and most missed musicians.
Feist will perform a tribute to Leonard Cohen, debuting what has only been described as "a moving arrangement of one of Cohen's classic songs."
Barring any unexpected appearances in the coming week, Feist's Juno appearance will mark her first live performance since announcing her new LP, Pleasure.
In addition to the Cohen tribute, organizers have also unveiled the list of presenters for the Juno Awards ceremony. It includes Bob Moses, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Chantal Kreviazuk, Coleman Hell, Jazz Cartier, Jim Cuddy, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, Letterkenny's Nathan Dales and Michelle Mylett, Sam Roberts Band, Tasha the Amazon and more.
As previously reported, other performers include Billy Talent, Dallas Smith, July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, Arkells, Ruth B, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Mendes and the Strumbellas.
The ceremony will take place on April 2 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa; the broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. EDT on CTV.
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