Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize

He was awarded for his contributions to hip-hop culture.

Becca Frankland

Date published: 14th Feb 2019

Hip-hop innovator Grandmaster Flash has been announced as a winner of the Polar Music Prize - which is annually given to one contemporary musician and one classical musician. 

The prize is "awarded for 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 it shall be referable to all fields within or closely connected with music."

Renowned for his hip-hop DJing, cutting, scratching and mixing, Grandmaster Flash is a turntablist in the truest sense and was awarded for his contributions to the culture.  

On his nomination, Grandmaster Flash said: “It is such an honour because a lot of times in our culture, what we do as DJs gets overlooked. So for these people to say, ‘Let’s give this to someone who doesn’t necessarily use a microphone as their gift’, for me to be picked out of so many people, I am so, so deeply honoured.”

Previous winners of the award include Bjork, Stevie Wonder and Pink Floyd. 

Grandmaster Flash plays Highest Point this May. Find Highest Point tickets below. 

Type of Ticket Price QuantityQty
2 Day Weekend tickets
First Release: 2 Day Adult Ticket
18+ with entrance on Friday 17th - Saturday 18th May 2019.
£88.00
(£80.00 + bf)
2 Day 11-17yrs Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th-18th May 2019
£27.50
(£25.00 + bf)
2 Day 5-10yrs Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by and adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th-18th May 2019
£11.00
(£10.00 + bf)
2 Day Under 5's Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th-18th May 2019
£0.00
Monthly Payment Plan
Weekend Ticket 2 Month Payment Plan Deposit
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£38.00
(£30.00 + bf)
NOT ON SALE
Friday 17th May 2019
First Release: Friday Adult Ticket
18+ with entrance on Friday 17th May 2019 W/ Sister Sledge & Grandmaster Flash
£49.50
(£45.00 + bf)
Friday 11-17yrs Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th May 2019
£16.50
(£15.00 + bf)
Friday 5-10yrs Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th May 2019
£6.00
(£5.00 + bf)
Friday Under 5's Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th May 2019
£0.00
Saturday 18th May 2019
First Release: Saturday Adult Ticket
18+ with entrance on Saturday 18th May 2019 W/ The Zutons & Feeder
£49.50
(£45.00 + bf)
Saturday 11-17yrs Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 18th May 2019
£16.50
(£15.00 + bf)
Saturday 5-10yrs Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 18th May 2019
£6.00
(£5.00 + bf)
Saturday Under 5's Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 18th May 2019
£0.00
Earlybird
Early Bird 2 Day Adult Ticket
18+ with entrance on Friday 17th - Saturday 18th May 2019
£77.00
(£70.00 + bf)
NOT ON SALE
Early Bird 2 Day 11-17yrs Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th-18th May 2019
£22.00
(£20.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Early Bird 2 Day 5 - 10 years Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th-18th May 2019
£6.00
(£5.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Early Bird 2 Day Under 5s (0-4 yrs) Child Ticket
Must be accompanied by an adult 21+ at all times / entry 17th-18th May 2019
£0.00
SOLD OUT

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