WATCH LIVE: The 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize on BBC Four

Watch the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Live on BBC Four & iPlayer, 9PM, Thursday 9th September


Broadcaster & author Annie Mac has been announced as guest presenter at the Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show. Annie is a member of the 2021 judging panel - and will be announcing the overall winner of the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize for ‘Album of the Year’. 

Annie Mac said ‘This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist highlights how remarkably creative and diverse British music is at the moment. Choosing one overall winner from these 12 outstanding albums will be a tough challenge for the judging team. I’m looking forward to announcing our decision at the Awards Show.’

The 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize has confirmed the line-up of live performances at this year’s Awards Show – playing live are:

Arlo Parks


Black Country, New Road



Hannah Peel

Laura Mvula


Nubya Garcia

Wolf Alice

Short films will be shown about the albums by SAULT and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the LSO.

The Awards Show will take place on 9 September 2021 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith and will be hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne.