Dave, IDLES and slowthai to perform at Hyundai Mercury Prize

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 August 2019

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Dave, IDLES and slowthai are among the first wave of performers confirmed for the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize ceremony on September 19

Dave, IDLES and slowthai are among the performers at the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize.

This year's ceremony on September 19 at Hammersmith's Eventim Apollo will be hosted by BBC Music's Lauren Laverne and will also see performances from shortlisted acts Anna Calvi, Cate Le Bon and Cassie Kinoshi's SEED Ensemble, with more artists set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Rapper Dave has been nominated for his acclaimed LP 'Psychodrama', rockers IDLES got the nod for 'Joy as an Act of Resistance' and slowthai is up for his debut studio album 'Nothing Great About Britain'.

The list is completed by The 1975 , who have been shortlisted for the prestigious Album of the Year prize for their third studio LP 'A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships' and Foals, Little Simz, Fontaines D.C., NAO and Black Midi for their respective albums; 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1', 'Grey Area', 'Dogrel', 'Saturn' and 'Schlagenheim.

Last year's winning record came from rock group Wolf Alice who picked up the statuette for their second album 'Visions of a Life'.

Radio 1's Annie Mac, 'On My Mind' hitmaker Jorja Smith, grime superstar Stormzy, Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes and Vice UK editorial director and Guardian contributor Tshepo Mokoena will serve as judges.

Live coverage will be aired on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music.

The 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize albums of the year:

Anna Calvi – 'Hunter'

Black Midi – 'Schlagenheim'

Cate Le Bon – 'Reward'

Dave – 'Psychodrama'

Foals – 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1'

Fontaines D.C. – 'Dogrel'

IDLES – 'Joy as an Act of Resistance'

Little Simz – 'Grey Area'

NAO – 'Saturn'

SEED Ensemble – 'Driftglass'

Slowthai – 'Nothing Great About Britain'

The 1975 – 'A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships'

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