Junos go for COVID-conscious, open-air occasion for 2022 awards present

The Juno Awards are taking their celebration outdoors subsequent 12 months.

Organizers of Canada’s largest night time in music say they’ve booked the open-air Budweiser Stage in Toronto for the televised broadcast on May 15, 2022.

The resolution to maneuver the present outdoor will assist Juno planners hedge their bets for no matter could come subsequent 12 months within the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the previous two years, the Junos have seen their occasions cancelled and repeatedly postponed as native health restrictions prevented gatherings.

The 2020 Juno Awards in Saskatoon was one of many first occasions to be cancelled as Canada went into lockdown in mid-March of that 12 months. The winners had been in the end introduced in a recorded on-line occasion three months later.

This 12 months’s fiftieth anniversary present in Toronto was postponed twice on account of incessantly altering Ontario guidelines meant to sluggish the unfold of the virus. It lastly passed off in June with a broadcast particular that includes pre-taped performances and acceptance speeches stay over webcam.

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