The Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist revealed featuring Blossoms, Stormzy, The Big Moon

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The Mercury Prize 2016

The Mercury Prize 2017

The Mercury Prize 2017 judges reveal their shortlist.

The full list of nominees were revealed by Tom Ravenscroft  on 6 Music this morning with Ed Sheeran,  Kate Tempest and alt-J also featured on the shortlist.

The Getintothis Predictometer guessed six of the shortlistees, one down on last year’s predictions  – still not beating our record of eight in 2013.

This year’s judges for the Prize include Marcus Mumford from Mumford and SonsLianne La Havas, Ella Eyre and DJ & broadcaster MistaJam alongside Jamie Cullum, Jessie Ware and Jeff Smith, Head of Music at BBC 6 Music and Radio 2.

The winner will be announced on 14 September.

Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist in full:

alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – Divine
Glass Animals – How To be A Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
The Big Moon – Love In The Fourth Dimension
the xx – I See You

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