The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show will take place on Wednesday, 29 October. The event is to be held at the Roundhouse in London and hosted by broadcaster Nick Grimshaw. Featuring performances from all of the 2014 shortlisted artists, the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year.
Coverage of the event is being broadcast live on the night, starting with a 45 minute programme, presented by Alice Levine, on More4 at 9.30pm. The overall winner is also being revealed live on Channel 4 at 10.00pm. The entire Awards Show, including all live performances, will be broadcast in full on Friday 31 October on Channel 4.
Awards Show host Nick Grimshaw said: “It’s a real honour to host the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show, which celebrates the best British talent that we have to offer. I think it’s a really interesting, exciting and pretty perfect shortlist. I can’t wait to see which album the judges crown as the overall winner this year.”
The 2014 Albums of the Year are:
Anna Calvi – One Breath
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
FKA twigs – LP1
GoGo Penguin – v2.0
Jungle – Jungle
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Polar Bear – In Each And Every One
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Young Fathers – Dead