The star-studded Spellemannprisen prize giving ceremony honours Norway's best musical talent. The annual event awards a Grammy to acts who have made an outstanding contribution to Norwegian music, and aims to inspire and motivate musicians.
17 genres are recognised in the awards, and prizes include contemporary composer of the year, most popular composer, fiddler of the year and best music video. Nominees are judged by the Spellemannprisen committee which is made up of officials from IFPI Norway and FONO, which represents independents Norwegian record companies.
Honouring Norway's Musicians
Established by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the inaugural Spellemannprisen ceremony was held in 1973. In recent years the event has been broadcast live on television and has established itself as a hotly anticipated event in the musical calendar.
Previous big winners include Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Leif Ore Andsnes, and Spellemanprisen winners are awarded a bronze statuette and a diploma.
The Spellemannprisen will take place in the glittering Stavanger Concert Hall in 2013, and promises to be an enchanting evening of prize giving and music.
Staying in Stavanger
If you're planning on visiting Norway for this year's Spellemannprisen then our Stavanger accommodation is ideally located in the city centre.