Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will make their first-ever appearance in Serbia at the Exit festival in Novi Sad on July 10. They will perform on the festival's main stage.As previously reported, NIGHTWISH has been nominated in the following categories at the Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent): * Band Of The Year
* Best Metal Album ("Dark Passion Play")
* Best Album" ("Dark Passion Play")
* Song Of The Year ("Amaranth")
* Best Finnish Artist Emma Gaala will be held on Saturday March 8, 2008 at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki. NIGHTWISH has also been nominated for the German Echo award in the "Rock/Alternative (international)" category. The Echo awards ceremony will take place on February 15 in Berlin. NIGHTWISH will perform at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 24 as part of the third U.S. leg of the band's tour in support of the "Dark Passion Play" album. The trek is tentatively scheduled to begin at the end of August and run through the end of September. Final details, including special guest support and on-sale dates, will be officially announced on April 9. Discussions have also started to bring the band back to North America in early 2009 for additional touring. NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Dark Passsion Play", has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The award presentation took place on December 29, 2007 at the On A Dark Winter's Night Festival in Oberhausen, Germany, where NIGHTWISH played in front of 6,000 fans. "Dark Passion Play" has also been certified triple platinum in the band's home country of Finland, platinum in Switzerland, and gold in Sweden, Austria and Poland. Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH performing the song "Amaranth" in Melbourne, Australia on January 30, 2008 can be viewed below.