Mercury Prize announces new date after being postponed following Queen’s death

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The Mercury Prize ceremonial volition instrumentality spot connected Tuesday October 18 aft being postponed owed to the decease of the Queen, organisers person confirmed.

he event, which recognises the champion British medium of the year, volition instrumentality spot astatine the Eventim Apollo successful Hammersmith, westbound London, arsenic was antecedently planned.

The amusement earlier this period was cancelled astatine the past infinitesimal arsenic quality of the Queen’s decease broke, prompting the commencement of a nationalist play of mourning.

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Arlo Parks wins the 2021 Mercury Prize with her debut medium  Collapsed In Sunbeams (John Marshall/Mercury Prize/PA)

Arlo Parks wins the 2021 Mercury Prize with her debut medium Collapsed In Sunbeams (John Marshall/Mercury Prize/PA)

Arlo Parks wins the 2021 Mercury Prize with her debut medium Collapsed In Sunbeams (John Marshall/Mercury Prize/PA)

Food from the lawsuit that mightiness person gone to discarded was distributed to stateless radical aft an online entreaty led by vocalist and nominee Self Esteem.

Further details of the nominated artists who volition execute connected the caller day volition beryllium confirmed astatine a aboriginal time.

To people the BBC’s 100th birthday, broadcast spouse BBC Music volition present unrecorded tv and vigor sum of the event.

BBC Four volition besides broadcast a programme connected October 18 from 9pm to 10.15pm.

Harry Styles, Sam Fender and Little Simz are among the acts successful the moving for the prestigious award.

Ten of the 12 acts – specified arsenic Wet Leg and Self Esteem – are nominated for the archetypal time.

Last twelvemonth the Mercury Prize was won by Arlo Parks for her debut medium Collapsed In Sunbeams.

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