2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize Launch

The shortlist of twelve 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ will be revealed at a live Launch, hosted by 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny, taking place on August 4th. The shortlist will also be revealed live on Lauren Laverne’s show on BBC Radio 6 Music at 11am. Shaun said: 

"Each year the 'Albums of the Year' highlight some of the best in British and Irish talent – and 2016 is already shaping up to be a brilliant year for music. It’s going to be a tough decision for the judges, so I’m glad I'm not one of them! I’m really looking forward to finding out this year’s shortlist."