2013-08-15 – KULTURPRIS, Göteborg
CULTURE PRIZE, Gothenburg
The Spotnicks har namngivit en spårvagn i Göteborg
A tram in Gothenburg is named by The Spotnicks
The Culture Prize, funded by Gothenburg Tramway’s, is awarded The Spotnicks!
This year’s award goes to Gothenburg band The Spotnicks, thus becoming the first musical group to be awarded the culture prize.
”A more productive Gothenburg based band – with almost 50 released albums – is hard to find and such a cultural act is obviously noted” it reads in the jury’s verdict.
– They should have won the award a long time ago. There’s no math in this. The Spotnicks is the greatest band Gothenburg ever had. They put Sweden on the musical map long before Abba and Roxette says Endrick Schubert, chairman of the board of Gothenburg, tramways, and brings up a Spotnicks disc out of pocket to get it signed.
In addition to getting their name on a tram for the prizes a scholarship of 10 000 and a sculpture designed by designer Carl-Johan Skogh.