Mercury Prize

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize exists solely to champion music in the UK, mainly through the ‘Albums of the Year’ competition, which celebrates reco... (more)

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The Barclaycard Mercury Prize exists solely to champion music in the UK, mainly through the ‘Albums of the Year’ competition, which celebrates recorded music of all genres by British or Irish artists. The music on the album is the only thing taken into account.The twelve 2011 Albums of the Year will be announced on Tuesday 19 July 2011 with the overall winner decided on the night of the Awards Show on Tuesday 6 September 2011.The Prize also celebrates live music through the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions, showcasing many of the exciting live bands currently playing in the UK, with exclusive performances from the unique setting of Covent Garden’s The Hospital Club.Barclaycard Mercury Prize Recommends sorts and sifts through the world of music online, bringing you the best new tracks, videos, albums and live dates.

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