C4 to air extended Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize coverage

Mercury Prize

TV coverage for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize Awards Show is to increase this year, with dedicated programmes airing on Channel 4 and on More4 for the first time.

Taking place at the Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, October 30, the event will be hosted by Lauren Laverne. 

Featuring performances from many of the shortlisted artists, the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year.

Live coverage of the event is being broadcast on the night, starting with a 45 minute programme on More4 at 9.30pm. The overall winner will be revealed live on Channel 4 at 10.00pm. 

The entire awards show, including all live performances, will be broadcast in full the following night (Thursday, October 31) at 11.00pm on Channel 4.

Nick Grimshaw is to present coverage on both channels from a specially created Barclaycard Unwind Backstage Bar at the Roundhouse.

The 2013 Albums of the Year are:

Arctic Monkeys           AM

David Bowie                The Next Day

Disclosure                   Settle

Foals                          Holy Fire

Jake Bugg                   Jake Bugg

James Blake               Overgrown                 

Jon Hopkins                Immunity        

Laura Marling             Once I Was An Eagle

Laura Mvula                Sing to the Moon

Rudimental                  Home

Savages                       Silence Yourself

Villagers                      Awayland


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