The Grammis show moves to another venue
STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) – The Grammis gala is to be held on February 7 at the China Theater in Stockholm, but the theater has been booked a long time ago for the Ted Gärdestad musical “Sol, vind & vatten”. The cast of “Sol, vind & vatten” refuses to let the Grammis crew have the theater early enough for building the set and rehearsing unless they get to participate in the gala with a number from the musical.
“This is out of the question,” says Helene Rönnmark from Ifpi in an interview with Aftonbladet, and continues: “We are to give out 27 Grammis awards and don’t even have time to show it all on TV.” If bad comes to worse, Ifpi has plans to move the whole thing. “We have alternatives but I don’t want to discuss them as I haven’t spoken to our guests yet,” Rönnmark says.
Gyllene Tider has been nominated in four categories, and Per Gessle in one. We earlier reported of three Gyllene Tider nominations, but it was later revealed that Gyllene Tider’s live DVD was nominated as the “Music DVD of the Year”, a brand new category.
Update: Ifpi informed on February 3 that he gala will be held at the Winter Garden in Grand Hotel Stockholm on February 7. The program chief Anders Knave from TV4 is not unhappy of the decision. “Ifpi has guaranteed us that this doesn’t jeopardize the quality of the gala. The only thing changing is the venue,” he says in Aftonbladet.
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February 1st, 2005
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