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Ballot opens for Mercury Album of the Year gig

Ballot opens for Mercury Album of the Year gig

Michael Kiwanuka, Maccabees and Alt-J headline

Mercury rising: it's been a great year for Michael Kiwanuka

Almost a month after the end of the iTunes Download festival its artier cousin, The Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year Live gig series is going strong. A special concert on Wednesday 24 October will see performances from The Maccabees, Michael Kiwanuka and Alt-J. The event will take place at at LSO St Luke’s in London and will help raise money for War Child, which helps children affected by conflict around the world.

Tickets for the event, other than those won through competitions, will become available from a special ballot open for 48 hours from 10am today, Monday 15 October. Entry to the gig will be free but a donation of £10 must be made to War Child in order to secure each pair of tickets. Fans can apply for tickets at: https://www.theticketfactory.com

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