Mercury Prize opens for entries

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The 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize is now accepting entries ahead of the awards ceremony in September.

Nominations are being accepted from today (1 May) until 6pm on 25 May, with the 12 shortlisted albums announced on 26 July.

The ceremony takes place at the Hammersmith Apollo on 20 September and will feature performances from some of the nominated acts.

The event will be broadcast live on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music.

For more information on how to enter, see

Last year, Sampha’s debut album Process won the Mercury Prize, pipping shortlisters including Kate Tempest, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran to the post.

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