Canada's Juno Awards will head to St.John's, Newfoundland, in 2010 based on what the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences called a "combination of solid commitments from the municipal, provincial and federal governments."

The Juno Awards in St. John's will be held from April 15 to 18, 2010, and marks the second time the city has hosted the awards. The award show will be broadcast by CTV.

"The Juno Awards have come full circle to arrive back in St. John's following the great success of our visit here in 2002, and we at CARAS are thrilled to be returning to a city of such enthusiasm and rich musical tradition," said Melanie Berry, president of CARAS said in a statement.

Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams said the awards are a celebration of the province.

"The return of The Juno Awards to St. John's is wonderful news for the music industry in this province whose members are firmly established on national and international stages," he said. "We invite the country to celebrate with us in 2010 the extraordinary musical talent of both our province and the country as a whole. Our artists define who we are culturally and contribute substantially to the rich and diverse heritage of Canada, and we look forward to hosting this amazing award show."

CARAS said funding commitments from a variety of government levels, as well as the city's venues and reputation for hospitality led to the selection.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboardbiz

Print