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Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show to be hosted by Lauren Laverne

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show takes place on Wednesday 30th October. The event is to be held at the Roundhouse in London and hosted by broadcaster Lauren Laverne. Featuring performances from many of the 2013 shortlisted artists, the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year.

TV coverage of the event will increase in 2013, with dedicated programmes airing on Channel 4 - and on More4 for the first time. Live coverage of the event is being broadcast on the night, starting with a 45 minute programme on More4 at 9.30pm. The overall winner is also being revealed live on Channel 4 at 10.00pm. The entire Awards Show, including all live performances, will be broadcast in full the following night (Thursday 31 October) at 11.00pm on Channel 4. Nick Grimshaw is to present coverage on both channels from a specially created Barclaycard Unwind Backstage Bar at the Roundhouse.

Awards Show host Lauren Laverne said: “I’m so excited about returning to the Roundhouse to host the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show again this year. There are going to be some incredible live performances from the 2013 shortlisted artists and I can’t wait to reveal the overall winner when I open that special envelope at the end of the night!”

The 2013 Albums of the Year are:

Arctic Monkeys - AM

David Bowie - The Next Day

Disclosure - Settle

Foals - Holy Fire

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

James Blake - Overgrown

Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon

Rudimental - Home

Savages - Silence Yourself

Villagers - Awayland

ENDS.

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