The Polar Music Prize Ceremony 2021
has been cancelled
Stockholm, March 5, 2021.
Sometimes you’re forced to take decisions that you really don’t want to take.
Due to the current situation caused by Covid-19, the Polar Music Prize Board has decided to cancel the planned award ceremony for the 2020 Laureates – Diane Warren and Anna Netrebko – which was to be held on May 22 this year. We will of course continue to celebrate these deserving Laureates and honour them in different ways and on various occasions throughout the year.
The safety of Laureates, our guests, artists, musicians, and all staff involved in the Polar Music Prize is our top priority, and naturally we comply with current recommendations. The pandemic has affected us on all levels, personally and professionally. It prompted our decision to cancel this year’s award ceremony and banquet and resulted in our deciding not to nominate any new Laureates in 2021.
We are currently putting the finishing touches to plans for next year’s Laureates announcement and the 2022 prize ceremony and banquet. Laureates will be announced in February 2022.
We would like to thank all our friends and followers for the support and understanding!
The laureates of 2020
2020’s Laureates of the Polar Music Prize are Anna Netrebko and Diane Warren.
Revisit the past Polar Music Prize ceremonies, Polar Talks and other festivities by exploring our photo albums on Flickr and our Youtube channel.