Mercury Prize 2013 dates announced

By | Published on Wednesday 27 March 2013

Mercury Prize

Having moved back from September to November last year, Mercury Prize organisers have announced that this year the ceremony will move forward to October.

Though it’s only a very slight shift from 1 Nov to 30 Oct, so let’s not get all worked up about it, eh? That’s right, the Mercury Prize is moving forward by two days this year. I’m sure there must be a quicker way to say all of this. Oh well, too late now.¬†Anyway, with the trophy-and-cheque-for-20-grand due to be handed over to 2013’s Mercury winner (Foals, if you were wondering) at the end of October, the shortlist announcement will take place on 11 Sep.

Any British or Irish artist who has an album release date which sits between 11 Sep 2012 and 9 Sep 2013 is eligible to enter. Submissions will be accepted between 3 Jun and 10 Jul this year. Further information available here.