All Meals From Mercury Prize 2022 Were Donated To Homeless Groups

Following some social media action...

The meals from last night’s aborted Mercury Prize ceremony were donated to charity.

The annual ceremony was due to take place as planned, when news of the Queen’s passing broke. In a first, organisers moved to postpone the event, with all artists seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin.

News of the postponement shocked everyone in the room, and it led to a recurring question: what is happening to the food?

Mercury nominee Self Esteem put out a request on Twitter:

A number of people got in touch, with Punjab in Covent Garden agreeing to help distribute the food among homeless groups:

And the move seemed to delight everyone involved:

Mercury Prize 2022 will take place at a later date.

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