Skepta and The 1975 lined up for South Bank’s Sky Arts Awards
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Skepta, The 1975 and David Bowie are among the artists shortlisted for the South Bank’s Sky Arts Awards.
All three were nominated for the 2016 Mercury Prize and will go up against each other in the best pop category.
David Bowie has been nominated posthumously for his final album Blackstar while Skepta’s Konnichiwa and The 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It are up against him.
Other music categories include classical music and opera. In the former Tom Coult’s Spirit Of The Staircase, performed by the London Sinfonietta is among the shortlist alongside the Dunedin Consort’s performance of Monteverdi Vespers at the Lammermuir Festival.
In the opera category 4.48 Psychosis at the Royal Opera House and Nothing by the Glyndebourne Youth Opera were among the nominees.
Now in their 21st year, the South Bank’s Sky Arts Awards will be held on Sunday 9 July and hosted by Lord Melvyn Bragg.
Skepta was the recent winner of the songwriter of the year award at the Ivor Novello Awards.
Watch our interview with him from the event.
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