It has been announced that The Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2012 Albums of the Year’ shortlist will be revealed at 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th September 2012.

Lauren Laverne will unveil the list next week at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, but for anyone that misses out on the announcement, Channel 4 will be showing a 30-minute Albums of the Year Launch programme (presented by Nick Grimshaw) later that day.

The winner of the 2012 Prize will be decided and announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Thursday 1 November, and will proceeded by a series of exclusive one-off gigs featuring the shortlisted artists in the lead-up to the event. For more information on that, head here.

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