It’s all change at the 2016 Mercury Prize as a new set of judges are introduced this year. While the final line-up hasn’t been officially announced yet, we do know that several familiar faces will be joining the panel including Jarvis Cocker, who has won a Mercury prize himself. Jazz musician Jamie Cullum and 2014 Mercury nominee and poet Kate Tempest are also judging this year, alongside Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac. Wolf Alice lead singer Ellie Roswell, will also be joining the panel! Winners of the Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ will be announced August 4th.
This is very exciting news for the UK-based alternative rock band who grabbed a nomination for Album of the Year on the Mercury Prize Shortlist in 2015. Congratulations, Ellie, and good luck to all the nominees!
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