On Tuesday 11 June, The King presented the 2019 Polar Music Prize to Joseph Saddler (known as Grandmaster Flash), Anne-Sophie Mutter and Playing for Change founders Whitney Kroenke and Mark Johnson.
The prize-giving ceremony was held at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. The ceremony included performances from the Stockholm Student Singers, Trombonfabriken, Cecilia Zilliacus, pupils from Rytmus and Södra Latin, Danny Saucedo, Mapei, Esther Karabo, DJ Eka Scratch, Migdal Strings and the Polar Music Prize Band.
After the award ceremony, a banquet was held at the Grand Hôtel.
The Polar Music Prize is an international music prize that was established in 1989 by Stig 'Stikkan' Anderson.
The Polar Music Prize is presented each year to musicians, groups or institutions in recognition of "significant achievements in music and/or musical activity, or for achievements which are found to be of great potential importance for music or musical activity, and shall be referable to all fields within or closely connected with music".
The prize was first awarded in 1992.