Metallica and Dr Ahmad Sarmast and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music received the 2018 Polar Music Prize yesterday from the hands of H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf. See more photos, videos and behind the scenes footage from the ceremony and banquet at Grand Hôtel on Flickr, Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. A huge thank you goes to our Laureates, guests, crew and especially the performing artists and musicians who made this evening very special and unique!
Loreen and Aryana Sayeed among the performing artists at the Ceremony
The names of the contributing artists at this year’s Ceremony are now official! Loreen, Aryana Sayeed, Dennis Lyxzén, Ian Paice and Roger Glover (Deep Purple), to name a few, will honour this year’s Laureates on June 14 at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
The Laureates of the 2018 Polar Music Prizes will do live, onstage interviews at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm on June 13.
Dr Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) will be interviewed by Swedish journalist and Afghanistan expert Lasse Bengtsson.
Lars Ulrich, drummer and founding member of Metallica, will be interviewed by Jan Gradvall.
MEET THE LAUREATES is part of a complete conference program presented by the Polar Music Prize. The all day programme also includes Polar TALKS and Polar TECH. Tickets are sold separately for each conference and a day pass is available as well.
POLAR TALKS & POLAR TECH 2018
The Polar Music Prize presents one day with three different conference programs: Polar Talks, Polar Tech and Interviews with this year’s Laureates.
On stage: Dr Ahmad Sarmast, Lars Ulrich, co-founder of Metallica, Ashish J Thakkar, Sophia Bendz, Josephine Forsman, Malena Ernman, Lisa Lindström, Anna Ryott and many more.
Revisit the past Polar Music Prize ceremonies, Polar Talks and other festivities by exploring our photo albums on Flickr and our Youtube channel.