The Hyundai Mercury Prize has today (April 24) announced the dates for its 2017 events. The shortlist of twelve Hyundai Mercury Prize Albums Of The Year will be revealed at a launch event on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
Following on from that, the actual awards show will be held at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Thursday, September 14, 2017, and will feature live performances from many of the twelve shortlisted artists. Last year, the prize was claimed by grime star Skepta.
The event marks the second year of the prize’s partnership with Hyundai Motor. The Prize’s broadcast partner, BBC Music, will also be providing live television and radio coverage of the event on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music. Additionally, BBC Two will also broadcast a preview documentary on the 2017 Prize in early September. The Prize’s digital music partner, Apple Music, will be promoting the Prize across all its platforms from the shortlist announcement to the Awards Show.
The 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize will open for entries on Tuesday, April 25 and will close on Friday May 19 at 6 pm. Record labels wishing to submit albums can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information.
Albums by British or Irish artists released between Saturday, July 30, 2016 and Friday, July 21, 2017 (inclusive) are eligible for entry, although submissions must be received by May 19, 2017.