Mercury Music Prize 2012 Nominees List!

Kate Stephens

Jessie Ware singing in black crop top on stage with hair back
Jessie Ware is one of the Mercury Music Prize nominees

Jessie Ware has been nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize, alongside Plan B and Richard Hawley.

Lianne La Havas, Ben Howard, Maccabees, Alt-J, Field Music, Sam Lee, Roller Trio, Django Django, and Michael Kiwanuka make up the rest of the list, who are now competing for a £20,000 prize.

PJ Harvey took the prize last year for her album Let England Shake, which was her second time winning the award.

Coldplay, Florence + The Machine and Kate Bush are a few of the hotly-tipped artists who missed out this year, in favour of a more eclectic lineup. We can't wait to listen to all the artists...

Channel 4 will air the ceremony, including live performances from all 12 acts, on November 1st. BS

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