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...for the first time the event will be streamed live via Barclaycard's Facebook page
I'll be there, probably posting some hellyeahs about Metronomy and snarky stuff about Anna Calvi on http://twitter.com/drownedinsound
Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2011 Albums of the Year’ to be announced on Tuesday 19 July
The Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2011 Albums of the Year’ will be revealed at 11.30am on Tuesday 19 July 2011. The announcement will be made by presenter and broadcaster Lauren Laverne and will be hosted by The Hospital Club in Covent Garden.
The Prize recognises and celebrates music in the UK and has a reputation for highlighting both new talent and more established bands and artists. Albums released between July 2010 and July 2011 are eligible for this year’s Prize.
The shortlist of 12 ‘Albums of the Year’ is chosen by an independent judging panel and provides a snapshot of the year in music, recognising artistic achievement across a range of music genres.
This year music fans will be able to watch live coverage of the shortlist announcement for the first time, as the Prize’s sponsor, Barclaycard, will be hosting a live video stream of the event on their Facebook page at 11.30am on Tuesday 19 July – www.facebook.com/barclaycard.
Lauren Laverne said: “There’s been so much great music released this year. I’m sure the judges will have an even more challenging job than usual choosing the final shortlist of 12 Albums of the Year. It’s certainly looks like it should be a really strong line-up.”
The overall winner of the 2011 Prize will be decided and announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show, which will be broadcast live on BBC Two on Tuesday 6 September 2011. Lauren Laverne will present the programme, with the Awards Show event itself hosted by Jools Holland.
nah. probably shoulda whacked some cash on Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells getting nominated back when the odds were good. Hope SBTRKT makes the list but think it might have come out just a touch too late. Be great to see Mt. Kimbie, Darkstar and Luke Abbott on there and I reckon Metronomy is a fairly safe bet but it's hard to predict what they put on these kindsa lists.
I reckon anyway.
Probably a coincidence but still...