Mercury Prize 2020

By Gigantic Tickets

Posted on Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 13:45

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It’s the time of year again – the Mercury Music Prize have just announced their shortlist of twelve albums which they feel best represents the cutting edge of UK\Irish music. Widely regarded as the most prestigious prize a contemporary performer can receive, only the most vital acts are selected before a final winner is chosen by a panel made up of musicians, journalists, presents and various esteemed figures in the music industry.

This year, the shortlist includes the following (see below). Keep scrolling to check out a round-up of our favs!

 

 

Anna Meredith – ‘FIBS

Charli XCX – ‘How I’m Feeling Now

Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia

Georgia – ‘Seeking Thrills

Lanterns on the Lake – ‘Spook the Herd

Laura Marling – ‘Song For Our Daughter

Kano – ‘Hoodies All Summer

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘KIWANUKA

Moses Boyd – ‘Dark Matter

Porridge Radio – ‘Every Bad

Sports Team – ‘Deep Down Happy

Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head

 

 

 

GEORGIA – ‘Seeking Thrills

 

London based electro-pop producer Georgia first impressed with her eponymously titled debut LP five years ago. She now follows up with her superb second LP ‘Seeking Thrills’ which explores the delights of hedonistic night life.

 

Georgia tickets are currently available.

 

 

DUA LIPA – ‘Future Nostalgia

 

When alt-popstar Dua Lipa dropped her self-titled debut two years ago she was a complete unknown. By the time she brought out second album ‘Future Nostalgia’ she was practically a household name and is a likely pick to take home the Mercury Prize.

 

Dua Lipa tickets are currently available.

 

 

PORRIDGE RADIO – ‘Every Bad

 

Mercury is at its best when shining a light on the deserving outsider – Porridge Radio have grown from bedroom recording project to become a formidable post punk band favoured by those with a taste for the cutting edge.

So... Every Bad has been shortlisted for this year's Mercury Prize .. big thank you to the people at #HyundaiMercuryPrize and everyone who has supported us this year

 

Porridge Radio tickets are currently available.

 

 

LANTERNS ON THE LAKE – ‘Spook The Herd

 

It had been a while since we last heard from Newcastle indie rockers Lanterns On The Lake, with some worrying they weren’t coming back. Fortunately, their return has brought with them stunning album ‘Spook The Herd’.

Our album 'Spook The Herd' has been shortlisted as one of the Mercury Prize Albums of the Year. I cannot believe I just typed that sentence.

 

Lanterns On The Lake tickets are currently available.

 

 

SPORTS TEAM – ‘Deep Down Happy

 

Flying the flag for Middle England, Sports Team present a distinctly twee take on post punk. Grab your gilet and throw your Pimms in the air because things are about to get very politely rowdy.

 

Sports Team tickets are currently available.