The Mercury Prize 2023 performers have already been announced, with the awards featuring 10 live and two pre-recorded performances.
The awards show, which takes place on September 7 at the Eventim Apollo, will all feature live performances by Ezra Collective, J Hus, Jessie Ware, Jockstrap, Lankum, Loyle Carner, Olivia Dean, RAYE, Shygirl and Young Fathers in Hammersmith. of those who will play a song from their last album.
Fred Again… and the Arctic Monkeys will be on tour in September, so they won’t be attending the show. A live performance film will be shown to celebrate each award-nominated album.
This year’s Mercury Awards Show will be hosted by DJ and TV host Lauren Laverne.
In 2022 Little Simz won the Mercury Prize for their album “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert”. The London rapper released favorites Self Esteem and Wet Leg last October.
Picking up the trophy, she declared, “Wow, I’m very, very overwhelmed. I’m grateful, glory to God. Thank you very much God.”
He also paid tribute to producer Inflo, who worked on his album, saying there were moments in the studio when “I didn’t know if I was going to finish this record. I was feeling all the emotions and I was going through and really. stayed with me. side with me and I pushed to deliver this album to you”.
The act was to take place last September, but the ceremony was suspended the night after the Queen’s death.
Tickets for this year’s final are available here.