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21 August 2022

Kojey Radical To Perform At The 2022 Mercury Prize Awards

Kojey Radical Honorary UAL Award
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Kojey Radical is among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2022 Mercury Prize with Free Now.

In addition to Kojey Radical, playing live on the night will be are Fergus McCreadie, Gwenno, Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, Joy Crookes, Little Simz, Nova Twins, Sam Fender, Self Esteem, Wet Leg and Yard Act. The artists will each perform one track from their shortlisted album.

Harry Styles will be on a major US tour in September and will be unable to attend the Awards Show. A filmed live performance will be shown to celebrate his album.

The show will be hosted by Lauren Laverne, and will take place on 8 September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

Broadcast partner BBC Music will be providing live television and radio coverage of the event – and online and on social media. BBC Radio 6 Music will also provide coverage of the awards show for listeners from 7pm to 12am on September 8. Both programmes will feature live performances from the shortlisted artists as they lead up to the live announcement of this year’s overall winner, followed by playing the winner’s album out in full.

Radio 6 Music will also broadcast their Mercury Prize 2022 Pocket Guides to each of the shortlisted albums on Tuesday, September 6 from 12am to 3am, which will then be made available to listen to on demand in BBC Sounds.

Free Now, the transport booking app, is the new headline sponsor of the Mercury Prize. The sponsorship is part of a multi-year commitment from Free Now to support British music.

Amazon Music is the digital music partner of the 2022 Mercury Prize. The music streaming service will be supporting the Mercury Prize shortlisted artists with playlists and programming from the launch of the shortlist until the Awards Show.

British premium audio brand, Bowers & Wilkins, continues as the official audio partner of the Mercury Prize.

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