Spotify Premium UK, magical Mercury Prize competition

mercury-prize.jpgNow hear this! To celebrate the unveiling of this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize winner on Tuesday 8th September, we’ve teamed up with the wonderful people at Mercury to offer our Spotify Premium UK members the chance to win some rather special prizes of their own.

This year the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best in British and Irish music, bears witness to a rich crop of outstanding albums from both established and up-and-coming acts, including Bat for Lashes, Florence & The Machine, Friendly Fires, Glasvegas, Kasabian, La Roux, Led Bib, Lisa Hannigan, Speech Debelle, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, The Horrors and The Invisible.

The winner of this year’s Mercury Prize will be announced live on BBC Two as part of the broadcaster’s coverage of the Awards Show, hosted by Jools Holland… and we’ve got a pair of VIP tickets to the show, to be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, to give away to one lucky member.

If that wasn’t enough, Mercury has delivered us a pumping Bose SoundDock portable digital music system, designed specifically for the iPod, to give away as a special runner’s up prize, together with a silky set of Bose in-ear headphones. Now how’s that for a slice of deep fried gold?

To be in with a chance of winning either of these great prizes, simply leave a comment on this post saying who you think should win this year’s Mercury Prize, and why.

Winners will be contacted on September 2nd. Lycka till! (as they say in Sweden).