Lauren Laverne hosts this year's prestigious Mercury Music Prize from the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Each year, an esteemed collection of artists, broadcasters and tastemakers decide on what they believe to be the outstanding albums of the year from the UK and Ireland. This shortlist is seen as reflecting and highlighting the diversity of the UK music scene and this year features grime, pop, jazz, rap and indie guitar. As ever the albums and artists are an eclectic bunch which include previous winners alt-J and The xx, grime star Stormzy, poet Kate Tempest and the interesting choice that has had the critics talking, a certain Mr Ed Sheeran. During this show, all the shortlisted albums will be celebrated through special performances, culminating in the live announcement of this year's winner.