Ed Sheeran will not be performing at this year's Mercury Prize final

Find out which of the 12 shortlisted nominees will be taking to the stage next month.

Ed Sheeran will not perform at this year's Mercury Prize final next month.

The most high profile act nominated at this year's awards, touring commitments leave Ed unable to represent his nominated album ÷ at the live final, which would have seen all 12 shortlisted acts perform. 

Ed Sheeran's third album has been his most successful yet. ÷ is currently Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart and has spent 16 non-consecutive weeks at the top. The album has spawned more UK Top 10 singles than any other studio album in history and is the third fastest-selling LP of all-time.

But it's good news for fans of the rest of the 11 nominated musicians - they've all been confirmed to perform at the event, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music. Following that initial slot, the acts who make it the final six will then perform once more for the televised broadcast on BBC Four.

Taking place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London on September 14, Alt-J, Blossoms, Dinosaur, Glass Animals, J Hus, Kate Tempest, Loyle Carner, Sampha, Stormzy, The Big Moon and The xx will each perform a track from their album, while it is expected a video message from Ed Sheeran will be played, or he could pre-record a song as Radiohead did last year.

More information about this year's nominees and their albums can be found in our in-depth analysis here, and you can find out who this year's judges are who will decide this year's winner.

How many Mercury Prize winners can you remember? Look back at every winning act in our gallery below.

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Sampha (2017)