The Hyundai Mercury Prize has announced its dates for 2021.

The shortlist of the twelve 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ will be announced on Thursday, 22 July 2021. 

The Hyundai Mercury Prize recognises the best new British & Irish music, celebrating artistic achievement across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres. Hyundai has been the title sponsor of the Prize for the past 5 years, supporting extraordinary artists that drive progress not just in the UK but across the world.

The 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show will be held at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Thursday, 9 September 2021 (subject to Government guidelines).

The Awards Show will celebrate the twelve shortlisted artists & albums – and the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The Prize’s broadcast partner BBC Music will be providing television and radio coverage of the event.

Hyundai, the title sponsor of the Prize, is committed to celebrating these artists as part of its mission to harness creativity and passion to shape the future of electric mobility and create a better world.

As part of its ongoing commitment to support UK recorded music, renowned British audio brand, Bowers & Wilkins, will continue as a partner of the Hyundai Mercury Prize, helping to celebrate the album format and the shortlisted artists’ creative achievements.