MERCURY PRIZE 2017 ANNOUNCES SHORTLIST

Kate Tempest, Loyle Carner and Stormzy  are among the nominated artists for the Hydundai Mercury Prize 2017.

Other artists nominated include Sampha, Ed Sheeran, J Hus and Alt-J.

Half of those shortlisted – Blossoms, Dinosaur, Glass Animals, Kate Tempest, The Big Moon and Jamie xx (The xx) – have been funded by PRS for Music Foundation.

Tom Ravenscroft announced the shortlist live on BBC Radio 6 Music.

The full list of nominees is below:
Alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – Divide
Glass Animals – How To Be a Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs and Prayer
The Big Moon – Love in the 4th Dimension
The xx – I See You

The awards show will be held at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Thursday, 14 September 2017 and will feature live performances from many of the twelve shortlisted artists.

BBC Two will also broadcast a preview documentary on the 2017 Prize in September.