A newly established music prize will be awarded at the music festival GEFLE GAS / Indie Sweden Music Festival & Conference at Gasklockorna Gävle, Friday 21th of April.

In memory of the internationally renowned protest singer, poet and activist Joe Hill (born 1879 in Gävle, executed in 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah) will JOE HILL MEMORIAL Music Award will be awarded.

JOE HILL MEMORIAL Music Award was established to honor the memory of Joe Hill – born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund October 7, 1879 in Gävle, executed November 19, 1915 in Salt Lake City. Prize recognizes individuals working in music in Joe Hill’s spirit and on the basis of its fundamental values. Laureates importance in the music scene will be in focus, but the choice of these persons shall also community involvement and cultural act considered.