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Mercury Prize 2022 announces rescheduled date

The prestigious prize returns next month.

By Nick Reilly

Arlo Parks with the 2021 Mercury Prize trophy
Arlo Parks won the Mercury Prize in 2021 (Picture: John Marshall)

The Mercury Prize has announced it will be rescheduled to next month, after the death of the Queen prompted the postponement of this year’s prestigious ceremony.

Attendees and nominees alike were already in the room at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on September 8 when the death of the monarch was announced, prompting the event to be immediately shelved.

Now, it has been confirmed that this year’s show will finally take place on Tuesday October 18, featuring an array of performances from artists who have been nominated for one of the most respected prizes in British music.

The shortlist, which remains the same as before, includes records from the likes of Sam Fender, Self Esteem, Little Simz, Gwenno and Harry Styles.

The list was picked by a judging panel that includes Annie Macmanus, Loyle Carner and Jamie Cullum alongside previous Mercury Prize nominees Anna Calvi and Hazel Wilde (of Lanterns on the Lake).

See the full list of names below.

Mercury Prize 2022 shortlist

Fergus McCreadie, Forest Floor
Gwenno, Tresor
Harry Styles, Harry’s House
Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, For All Our Days That Tear the Heart
Joy 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