- 26 Sep 22
This year’s postponed Mercury Prize show will finally take place on Tuesday October 18th.
The Mercury Prize has announced the rescheduled date for this year's prestigious ceremony, after Queen Elizabeth II's death led to the postponement of the music event.
Both attendees and nominees were already present at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on September 8 when the death of the UK monarch was announced, prompting the event to be immediately shelved.
It has since been confirmed that this year’s show will finally take place on Tuesday, October 18th, featuring an array of performances from artists who have been nominated for one of the most respected prizes in British (and Irish - given Jessie Buckley's nomination) music.
The shortlist, which remains the same as before, includes LPs from the likes of Sam Fender, Self Esteem, Little Simz, Wet Leg, Gwenno and Harry Styles. Last year's winner was Arlo Parks for their debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams.
The list was picked by a judging panel that includes Annie Macmanus (aka Annie Mac of BBC Radio 1), London hip-hop star Loyle Carner and jazz icon Jamie Cullum alongside previous Mercury Prize nominees Anna Calvi and Hazel Wilde (of Lanterns on the Lake).
See the Mercury Prize 2022 shortlist below.
Fergus McCreadie, Forest Floor
Harry Styles, Harry’s House
Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, For All Our Days That Tear the HeartJoy Crookes, Skin
Kojey Radical, Reason to Smile
Little Simz, Sometimes I Might be Introvert
Nova Twins, Supernova
Sam Fender, Seventeen Going Under
Self Esteem, Prioritise Pleasure
Wet Leg, Wet Leg
Yard Act, The Overload