The Mercury Prize winner of the best UK & Irish album of the past year will be revealed at a ceremony in London tonight, and there will be a special performer taking the stage.

Actor Michael C. Hall - aka Dexter from 'Dexter', David Fisher from 'Six Feet Under' and a host of other well-known roles - will perform 'Lazarus' from David Bowie's 'Blackstar', which is up for the award. Hall is the lead actor in the Broadway musical of the same name, which opens in London's West End on November 8th.

Other performers on the night include The 1975, Skepta, Kano, Bat For Lashes, Jamie Woon, Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka, Savages, The Comet Is Coming and Anohni.

'Blackstar' is favourite to take the prize tonight, with Anohni and Skepta coming in close behind it - but the winner

Live coverage of the event can be seen from 9pm on BBC4.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Anohni - Hopelessness
Bat For Lashes - The Bride
David Bowie - Blackstar
Jamie Woon - Making Time
Kano - Made In The Manor
Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room
Michael Kiwanuka - Love and Hate
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Savages - Adore Life
Skepta - Konnichiwa
The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep...
The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits