On Thursday, June 14th Metallica – along with fellow laureate Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) – will be awarded the Polar Music Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

How to Watch: If you live in Sweden, you can tune in to TV4 or stream the ceremony on TV4 Play beginning at 18.00 CEST.

If you live or are stationed in Afghanistan, you can catch the ceremony broadcast on TOLOnews.

For fans outside of the Polar Music Prize broadcast regions, fans can follow Metallica’s socials as they explore Stockholm on Tuesday, watch Lars participating in the “Meet the Laureates” Polar Talk on Wednesday, and for the ceremony itself on Thursday.

Metallica commented “We are truly humbled and inspired to be recognized in this manner and hope you will follow along with us throughout the whole experience.”

For more information about the Polar Music Prize visit polarmusicprize.org.

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Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and in the nearly 37 years since, they’ve pretty much done it all. If you need to know more, loads of facts can be found on Wikipedia…and some of them are even true.  The band recently wound up the European leg of their WorldWired tour and will be taking their in-the-round production to the US kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI.


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