2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show - 6 September - BBC coverage

2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show is being held Tuesday, 6 September 2011 in London.

The event will feature performances by all of this year's shortlisted artists and will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year.

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year - 2011 shortlist

It is the first time that all shortlisted bands and artists will perform at the Awards Show, with many making special arrangements to travel to the UK in order to play at the event.

The BBC will be providing extensive multiplatform coverage of this year's Awards Show across television, radio, online and via the Red Button.

There will be live coverage on the night of the event on BBC Two and BBC HD from 10.00pm. BBC Radio 6 Music will also be broadcasting live from the venue from 8.00pm.

For the first time there will be additional coverage of all live performances available on the BBC HD channel from 10.30pm and on the Red Button for the next 7 days (times may vary).

Lauren Laverne will host the BBC television coverage of the event, with Jools Holland hosting the Awards Show itself.

6 Music's radio coverage will be presented by Steve Lamacq.

The 2011 Albums of the Year are:

Adele - 21
Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything - Man Alive
Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau
James Blake - James Blake
Katy B - On a Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
Metronomy - The English Riviera
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy

Music fans will be able to access all the news from the Awards Show through the Prize's social media platforms, with behind-the-scenes updates and videos being posted regularly on Facebook in the run-up to the event itself - facebook.com/mercuryprize.

Barclaycard will also be covering the Awards Show red carpet arrivals. Hosted by Huey Morgan, footage will be available at facebook.com/barclaycard.

For more information, go to:

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Official Website

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