Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominations date revealed

The shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize '2011 Albums Of The Year' is set to be announced on July 19th at 11.30am.

For the first time, music fans will be able to watch the shortlist announcement, hosted by Lauren Laverne at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, as the Prize's sponsor Barclaycard will be hosting a live stream of the event on their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/barclaycard

An independent judging panel have chosen the 12 contenders, with the overall winner announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show to be held on September 6th which will be broadcast live on BBC Two.

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