Since 2016, the most sought-after award in new music has been known as the Hyundai Mercury Prize, bringing together the most innovative British & Irish artists with one of the world’s leaders in electric mobility. Harnessing creativity and passion to effect positive change in the world, both Hyundai and the Prize are united in their mission.
We work together to ensure the Prize is as environmentally friendly as possible, providing a fleet of zero emissions vehicles for the shortlisted artists and judges to get around. We promote artists’ messages far and wide, including putting their names in lights at one of the most iconic locations in the world, Piccadilly Circus. We each learn from the creativity and ingenuity of true perfectionists.
And as the Hyundai Mercury Prize evolves, we evolve too. This year artists and judges will be transported by IONIQ 5, the ultimate in zero emissions transport from Hyundai. Fully electric and rich in eco-friendly materials, including those extracted from sugar cane, it’s both desirable and sustainable. Able to charge from 10%-80% in just 18-minutes and travel up to 300 miles on a single charge, with IONIQ 5 there are no compromises.
To find out more about Hyundai’s involvement in the Hyundai Mercury Prize visit: blog.hyundai.co.uk/experiences/music
Bowers & Wilkins, founded in the UK in 1966, has been at the forefront of high-performance audio for more than 50 years. Bowers & Wilkins designs and manufactures precision home speakers, headphones, custom installation and performance car audio products that set new standards for innovation and sound quality, earning countless awards and accolades from the world’s leading recording studios and musicians. Bowers & Wilkins’ reputation is based on the unwavering pursuit of the best possible sound and an unsurpassable music listening experience. Learn more at www.bowerswilkins.com
BBC Music is the corporation’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years - comprising an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives led by Director Bob Shennan. Initiatives since the launch last year include the recreation of God Only Knows featuring 27 artists including Brian Wilson, Florence Welch, Chris Martin, One Direction and Sam Smith; regular musical performances on BBC One’s The One Show, the inaugural BBC Music Awards, the classical music initiative for schools called ‘Ten Pieces’, and the first ever BBC Music Day. A raft of exciting BBC Music commissions exclusively for BBC iPlayer include Festival Pass with Rudimental; All Shook Up hosted by 6 Music presenter Marc Riley; Music Box with Guy Garvey and Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words.
The UK’s first #ZeroPlasticSolution to water on the go - the Life Water Can.
A more sustainable alternative to plastic bottles, every can is 100% recyclable, made from recycled aluminium and BPA free.
Every can also funds clean water projects across the globe through Life Water’s charity partner, drop4drop.org, as part of their joint mission to alleviate the World Water Crisis.
To find out more about the Life Water Can which is supported by Greenpeace and Glastonbury Festival, visit: www.zeroplasticsolution.co.uk