Metallica Win The Prestigious Polar Music Prize
The Polar Music Prize, the world’s most prestigious music award, now in its 27th year, has announced that Metallica, and The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) with Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, its founder and director, are this year’s recipients. A fun mix!
The Awards will be presented at a gala ceremony and banquet at Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on Thursday 14 June.
The event will be broadcast live on Swedish national television (TV4) at 8pm CET and can be viewed throughout Europe via TV4 Play. Each Laureate receives prize money of one million Swedish Kronor. (approximately £90,000 or $130,000).
“Receiving the Polar Music Prize is an incredible thing,” said Lars Ulrich, drummer and co-founder of Metallica. “It puts us in very distinguished company. It’s a great validation of everything that Metallica has done over the last 35 years. At the same time, we feel like we’re in our prime with a lot of good years ahead of us. Thank you very much.”