2003

Brave, challenging music continued to be recognised by the Prize, with the groundbreaking 'Boy In Da Corner' by Dizzee Rascal scooping the 2003 Prize. The show was one of the best ever, with The Darkness beginning proceedings in their own unmistakable style whilst Eliza Carthy, daughter of Norma Waterstone, really got things jumpin' and showed just why she is one of the hottest acts on the live folk scene with her performance of 'Worcester City'. Adopting a more chilled vibe were Lemon Jelly, shortlisted for 'Lost Horizons', who made an animated film especially for the show, and received their shortlist trophy from the legendary John Cale, of Velvet Underground fame.