Hyundai Mercury Prize announces dates for 2017

We are excited to announce our dates for 2017. The shortlist of twelve Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ will be revealed at the ‘Albums of the Year’ Launch event on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

The Hyundai Mercury Prize recognises the best new British music, celebrating artistic achievement across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres.

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

The evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The Prize’s broadcast partner, BBC Music, will be providing live television and radio coverage of the event on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music.

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

The Prize’s digital music partner, Apple Music, will be promoting the Prize across all its platforms from the shortlist announcement to the Awards Show.


The 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize has now closed for entries.