Adele, PJ Harvey, Elbow to perform at Mercury Music Prize ceremony

All 12 nominated artists will perform at the ceremony for the first time ever

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PJ Harvey, Adele and Elbow will perform live at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize ceremony next week, on September 6.

It has been announced that for the first time in the competition’s history every single one of the nominated artists will perform at the ceremony itself. The event, which takes place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, will host live performances from the likes of Katy B, Tinie Tempah and Anna Calvi.

The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC Two from 10pm, with coverage also taking place throughout the evening on BBC 6Music. The event will be hosted, as ever, by Jools Holland.


PJ Harvey is currently the bookmakers’ favourite for the prize with odds of 11/8, with Anna Calvi second favourite at 5/1 and James Blake and Adele joint third with odds of 6/1.

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize was won in 2010 by The XX for their self-titled debut album.

The full list of nominees is:


Anna Calvi – ‘Anna Calvi’

Elbow – ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’

James Blake – ‘James Blake’

Katy B – ‘On A Mission’

Metronomy – ‘The English Riviera’

Tinie Tempah – ‘Disc-Overy’

PJ Harvey – ‘Let England Shake’

Gwilym Simcock – ‘Good Days At Schloss Elmau’

Everything Everything – ‘Man Alive’

Ghostpoet – ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – ‘Diamond Mine’

Adele – ’21’

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