This week on NME Radio 20 – 25 July 2009

Guy Garvey talks to us as this year's Mercury Music nominations are announced - plus free festival tickets

Tune in to NME Radio for the regular DJs and music, plus all this action.

NME Radio is the official radio partner of this week’s 1-2-3-4 Festival in Shoreditch, which takes place on Sunday, July 26 in London‘s East End with The Rakes, Ipso Facto, Kasms and loads more. Samanthi has a pair of tickets to give away every day from 10am this week.

Plus NME Radio is also the official radio partner for Sheffield‘s Tramlines Festival this weekend (July 24 – 26). A three day bash of free music, it features gigs from The Chapman Family, Johnny Foreigner, Reverend And The Makers and more, and Chris Martin has golden tickets, which guarantee entry into the venues, to give away all week. Tune in from 7pm (BST).

Tuesday
Edinburgh Watch continues this week as the station talks to some of the artists performing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, and from 8am today Sarah Kerr speaks to Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell.
Plus, with the Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist announced today, Chris Martin talks to last year’s winner Guy Garvey from Elbow and some of the judges involved, including NME‘s Conor McNicholas and The Guardian‘s Jude Rogers.

Wednesday
The NME Forum takes place from 4pm, with music from Metric, MSTRKRFT and Pete Doherty up for discussion. NME‘s Conor McNicholas and 1-2-3-4 Festival promoter Shaun McClusky preside over events this week.

Thursday
Edinburgh Watch continues, with Hollywood actress Janeane Garofalo in for a chat from 8am.

Friday
Sarah Kerr reports from this year’s Secret Garden Party festival, which features performances from Jarvis Cocker, Chairlift and more.

To tune in, head to Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB in London or NME.COM/Radio.