Everything you need to know about Mercury Prize with FREE NOW 2022: From the full list of album nominations to when the ceremony takes place

The 12 acts shortlisted for the most prestigious music award in the country have been revealed.

It's almost that time of year again, with the return of the most prestigious prize in British music. 

The Mercury Prize for the best Album of the Year by a British or Irish act will be celebrating 30 years this year. 

Last year saw Arlo Parks triumph with her debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams beating out competition from the likes of Laura Mvula, Celeste and Wolf Alice. 

Who are the nominees for the Mercury Prize with FREE NOW 2022?

Here are the 12 nominees for the Mercury Prize 2022:

Fergus McCreadie - Forest Floor

Gwenno - Tresor

Harry Styles - Harry's House

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler - For All Our Days That Tear The Heart

Joy Crookes - Skin

Kojey Radical - Reason To Smile

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Nova Twins - Supernova

Self-Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure

Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under

Wet Leg - Wet Leg

Yard Act - The Overload

The full list includes 3 Number 1s from the Official Albums Chart: current reigning LP Harry's House by Harry Styles (officially the longest-running Number 1 album of 2022 so far), Sam Fender's Seventeen Going Under and Wet Leg's eponymous debut.

When will the Mercury Prize with FREE NOW 2022 ceremony take place?

The annual awards show for the Mercury Prize will take place Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The ceremony will - as always - include performances by all 12 of the nominated acts. 

Who are the previous winners of the Mercury Prize 2022?

The most recent recipient was Arlo Parks, who won in 2021 for her critically acclaimed debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams. 

You can re-visit every act who has won the Mercury Prize in our guide here.

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