The 2012 Mercury Prize is to go through a number of shake ups this year including the launch of a number of live shows in the lead up to the awards.
All of the artists nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize will hold live music showcases during October at Camden’s Roundhouse venue where the awards will now be held.
The shows were announced at the same time that it was revealed that the annual awards ceremony was moving to a new home and would also get extra TV coverage on Channel 4.
The changes mark the 10 year anniversary of the awards which have become arguably the biggest date in the musical calendar helping in the past to propel the careers of the likes of Elbow and The xx.
The shortlist for the 2012 awards haven’t been announced yet but as soon as they are we’ll be letting you know.