Mercury Prize 2022: when is awards night, how to watch on TV, odds for winners - will Harry Styles be there?

The likes of Harry Styles and Sam Fender have been nominated for the Mercury Prize

The Mercury Prize will celebrate its 30 year anniversary at London’s Eventim Apollo, honouring the greatest musical talents from 2022.

Each year, the award is given to the artist with the best album of the year, with 12 artists vying for the 2022 prize. In addition to taking home the title, the overall winner of the competition will earn a total of £25,000.

This is everything you need to know about the nominees for the 2022 Mercury Prize and how you can watch the awards show.

Harry Styles is one of the nominees for the Mercury Prize (Getty Images)Harry Styles is one of the nominees for the Mercury Prize (Getty Images)
Harry Styles is one of the nominees for the Mercury Prize (Getty Images)

The awards ceremony for the Mercury Prize 2022 will be held on Tuesday 18 October. The show will feature a performance from all of the 12 shortlisted acts and will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner.

The ceremony was originally set to take place on Thursday 8 September. However, this was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II on the evening of the event.

What time will the awards ceremony take place for the Mercury Prize?

The 2022 Mercury Prize ceremony will start at 9pm.

The event will be hosted by Lauren Laverne, with the judging panel made up of musicians including the likes of Anna Calvi, Annie MacManus, Hazel Wilde, Loyle Carner, Jamie Callum, Jamz Supernova, Jeff Smith, Lea Stonhill, Loyle Carner, Phil Alexander, Tshepo Mokoena and Will Hodgkinson.

How to watch the Mercury Prize 2022 on TV

The 2022 Mercury Prize will be shown at 9pm tonight on BBC Four.

The ceremony will last for 1 hour 15 mins and will be televised until 10.15pm. It will also be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer shortly after the show ends.

Who will be performing at the Mercury Prize 2022?

There have been 12 artists nominated for this year’s award ceremony and each artist will perform one track from their shortlisted album at the Eventim Apollo.

This is the list of all the performers for the Mercury Prize in 2022, and their nominated albums:

  • Fergus McCreadie - Forest Floor
  • Gwenno - Tresor
  • Harry Styles - Harry’s House
  • Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler - For All Our Days That Tear The Heart
  • Joy Crookes - Skin
  • Kojey Radical - Reason To Smile
  • Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
  • Nova Twins - Supernova
  • Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
  • Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure
  • Wet Leg - Wet Leg
  • Yard Act - The Overload

Who is the favourite to win the Mercury Prize?

Self Esteem is the bookmakers favourite to win this year’s Mercury Prize with odds of 2/1.

Little Simz is the second favourite for this year’s award with odds of 5/2. These are the odds for this year’s Mercury Prize according to Sky Bet:

  • Self Esteem 2/1
  • Little Simz 5/2
  • Wet Leg 10/3
  • Sam Fender 10/1
  • Yard Act 11/1
  • Gwenno 12/1
  • Kojey Radical 12/1
  • Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler 14/1
  • Joy Crookes 14/1
  • Harry Styles 18/1
  • Nova Twins 18/1
  • Fergus McCreadie 40/1