OXFORD singer-songwriter Gaz Coombes has been revealed as a judge for this year's Mercury Prize..

The former Supergrass frontman will join new judges Jorja Smith, Annie Mac, Stormzy and Tshepo Mokoena in deciding the best album of the year.

The shortlist of 12 will be revealed at a live launch, hosted by BBC Music’s Huw Stephens tomorrow.

It will also be announced live at 11am on Mary Anne Hobbs’ show on BBC Radio 6 Music.

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David Wilkinson, Mercury Prize chairman said: "There were over 200 albums entered for the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize - and the judges spend many months listening to these and then meet to decide on the shortlist of 12 ‘Albums of the Year’.

"This has been an exciting year for British and Irish music so it’s going to be tough for them choosing just 12 albums."

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The 2019 awards show will take place on Thursday, September 19 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

The event will feature live performances by many of the 12 shortlisted artists.

A winner is decided by the judging panel on the day of the awards show.

Albums by British and Irish artists with a UK release date between July 21, 2018 and July 19, 2019 are eligible for the 2019 Prize.