Everything you need to know about Mercury Prize with FREE NOW 2022: New ceremony date revealed

The original ceremony was cancelled due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Mercury Prize with FREE NOW has announced the new date for its 2022 ceremony.

Originally due to take place September 8, the awards were cancelled with just hours to go, owing to the death earlier that day of Queen Elizabeth II.

Now, however, organisers have announced a new date for the most prestigious music prize in British music to be awarded to one of the 12 nominees. 

Last year's Mercury Prize was won by indie-pop act Arlo Parks, for their debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams.

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 Tuesday, October 18 2022. The ceremony will - as always - include performances by all 12 of the nominated acts. 

The ceremony was due to take place on September 8 but was cancelled at the last minute due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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.

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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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜


little simz better win 😩


thierry henon


I really hope to see JOY getting the prestigious award but NOT Harry please! As much as i like him, he has enough success worldwide!!


Alejandro Arenas


No Black Country, New Road?? WTF


Alejandro Arenas


Nor Florence + The Machine :/


Angry UK Chart Fan


Harry's House being nominated is a bit of a surprise.

Nice to see Nova Twins 'Supernova' nominated.