Mercury Prize 2022 cancels red carpet in wake of concern for Queen’s health
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 08, 2022 - 06:50PM
There will be no red carpet at Mercury Prize 2022 (Picture: Getty)

Mercury Prize 2022 has axed the red carpet for tonight’s award ceremony out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, has learned.

It was announced this Thursday afternoon that her majesty is under medical supervision at Balmoral, with the royal family rushing to be by her side amid serious health fears.

The Mercury Prize is set to go ahead as planned this evening, however, it is understood that celebrities in attendance will not walk the red carpet at the Eventim Apollo, .

Harry Styles, Little Simz, and Sam Fender are among the 12 artists leading the charge at this year’s prestigious awards.

The ceremony will see live performances from Sam, Simz, Fergus McCreadie, Gwenno, Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, Joy Crookes, Kojey Radical, Nova Twins, Self Esteem, Wet Leg, and Yard Act.

The artists will each perform one track from their shortlisted album. 

Sam Fender is among the artists nominated for the Prize (Picture: Rex)

Although he is nominated for the Prize, Harry will not be attending as he continues his US tour. Instead, a filmed live performance will be shown to celebrate his album.

The Queen is said to be comfortable and royal physicians have recommended she stays under medical supervision.

Her son , daughter-in-law Camilla, and grandson  are 

It is understood that the Queen’s other children Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward are by her side, while .

While it was initially reported that Harry and Meghan would both go to Scotland, it has since been confirmed that Meghan would be remaining in London today.

Mercury Prize 2022 nominations

All of the nominated albums (Picture: PA)

Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor

Gwenno – Tresor

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – For All Our Days That Tear The Heart

Joy Crookes – Skin

Kojey Radical – Reason To Smile

Nova Twins – Supernova

Self Esteem – Prioritise Pleasure

Wet Leg – Wet Leg

Yard Act – The Overload