Hamilton’s Arkells and The Dirty Nil nominated for Junos


Published March 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm

The 2022 JUNO Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday (March 1) and a couple of Hamilton bands are in the running to win some hardware.

Hamilton’s The Dirty Nil and Arkells are both up for the 2022 Rock Album of the Year Juno. The Dirty Nil for their album ‘F***k Art’ and the Arkells for ‘Blink Once.’

Both groups are no strangers to the Juon spotlight: The Dirty Nil won breakthrough group of the year in 2017 and Arkells have seven Juno wins to their name to date.

The Arkells have also been nominated for 2022 Group of the Year and are slated to perform at the awards show, which is scheduled for May 15 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto.

The band is so excited to be a part of the awards ceremony, that they are already asking fans to weigh in on which song they should play for the event.

This will be the first in-person Juno Awards since 2019 and will also feature performances from Avril Lavigne, Charlotte Cardin and singer, songwriter and poet Mustafa.

The open-air event will be hosted by the star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings and Kim’s Convenience, Simu Liu.

The show will be broadcast and streamed live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC on May 15.

For more information about the 2022 Juno Awards and to see a full list of this year’s nominees, check out the award show’s website.

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