The Maccabees, Michael Kiwanuka and Alt-J are to headline the next edition of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year Live gig series on Wednesday October 24.
The shortlisted artists will be playing the event at LSO St 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 The Ticket Factory.
The ballot is open for 48 hours from 10am today (Monday, October 15). Entry to the gig will be free, although a donation of £10 will need to be made to War Child in order to secure each pair of tickets. Applications for tickets can be made at: www.theticketfactory.com.
Fans who are not able to attend the gig will still be able to catch tracks and interviews on television as part of Channel 4’s coverage of this year’s Prize.