Our plans for 2020

We, along with BBC Music, the Prize’s broadcast partner, believe that it is important in the current crisis to continue to showcase and celebrate the achievements of British & Irish artists and musicians.  

The Shortlist of 12 Hyundai Mercury Prize Albums of the Year will be revealed on Thursday 23 July.

As all events are currently subject to Government guidelines, it is likely that a live awards show will not be happening in September as planned. However the overall winner of the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize will be announced on 24 September 2020. The Prize’s broadcast partner, BBC Music, will be providing extensive television and radio coverage of the Prize and more details will be announced shortly.


Hyundai Motor, the Mercury Prize’s title partner, will be celebrating the shortlisted artists and continuing to support innovations in British & Irish music.