Mercury Prize 2018 Nominees: Where To Catch Them

Mercury Prize 2018 Nominees: Where To Catch Them

They're here. The Mercury Prize 2018 nominees have been announced, and as expected, the shortlist includes a diverse mix of the most critically acclaimed music the UK has to offer.

Won by Sampha last year, there are a couple of surprise nominees with big-hitters like Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Arctic Monkeys, and Florence and The Machine all given the nod, as well as first nominations for rising-stars like the outstanding Jorja Smith, and the innovative King Krule.

With a uniformly strong list of contenders for the coveted prize, it's a tough call as to who will win it this time around.

You can make your mind up by seeing the nominees at a number of festivals between now and when the winner is announced on 20th September 2018.

Lily Allen


Where and when?

Ronquières Festival, 4-5 August 2018.

Arctic Monkeys


Where and when? 

Sziget Festival, 8-15 August 2018

Way Out West, 9-11 August 2018

Flow Festival, 10-12 August 2018

Everything Everything


Where and when?

Festival No.6, 6-9 September 2018

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds


Where and when?

Electric Fields Festival, 30 August - 1 September 2018

Jorja Smith


Where and when? 

Bestival, 2-5 August 2018

Way Out West, 9-11 August 2018

Flow Festival, 10-12 August 2018

Wolf Alice


Where and when?

Sziget Festival, 8-15 August 2018

Reading Festival, 24-26 August 2018

Leeds Festival, 24-26 August 2018

Rock en Seine, 24-26 August 2018

The full Mercury Prize 2018 shortlist:


Lily Allen: No Shame

Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

Everything Everything: A Fever Dream

Everything Is Recorded: Everything Is Recorded

Florence + the Machine: High as Hope

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon?

King Krule: The Ooz

Novelist: Novelist Guy

Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination

Jorja Smith: Lost and Found

Sons of Kemet: Your Queen is a Reptile

Wolf Alice: Visions of a Life

You can see which festivals your favourite artists are playing here.

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