The Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year Live gig series continues on Wednesday, October 17 with performances from joint headliners Ben Howard and Roller Trio.
The shortlisted artists will be playing the event at LSO Luke’s in London to help raise money for War Child.
Tickets for the event will be available through competitions and a special ballot system developed in association with Barclaycard Unwind and their partner The Ticket Factory. The ballot was opened for 48 hours from 10am today - Monday, October 8.
Entry to the gig is be free, although a donation of £10 will need to be made to War Child in order to secure each pair of tickets. Barclaycard will be matching all donations made using a Barclaycard. Applications for tickets should be made through The Ticket Factory website.
Those unable to attend the gig will still be able to access tracks and interviews on television as part of Channel 4’s coverage of this year’s Prize. Each artist will be the subject of a dedicated programme broadcast on Wednesday, October 24 ahead of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show, which will take place on Thursday, November 1.
Further gigs featuring more of the 2012 shortlisted artists will be announced over the coming weeks.