Stone Roses, Last Shadow Puppets and Oasis among early favourites for Mercury Prize 2016

William Hill also offer odds on Bloc Party, Metronomy, Radiohead and David Bowie

Bookmakers have listed Stone Roses and Oasis among the early favourites to win next year’s Mercury Prize.

Benjamin Clementine picked up this year’s prize on Friday night (November 20) with his album ‘At Least For Now’ beating competition from Jamie xx, Wolf Alice and Slaves on the night.

William Hill are already offering odds on who could pick up the award in 2016 and have installed Villagers, Bloc Party, Metronomy, The xx, Savages and The Last Shadow Puppets as 10/1 joint favourites.


Radiohead, currently working in the studio on their next album, have odds of 12/1 alongside David Bowie and his new album ‘Blackstar’.

With no album confirmed at the time of writing, The Stone Roses have longer odds of 12/1 while the currently split-up Oasis are listed at 20/1.

“The Stone Roses are getting back for a tour and there are rumours that an album may come with it, while the whispers of an Oasis reunion are still not going away… No doubt that if they ever do get back together, they would produce an album capable of competing for the Mercury,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Mercury Prize 2016 odds:

Villagers (10/1)
Bloc Party (10/1)
Metronomy (10/1)
The xx (10/1)
Savages (10/1)
The Last Shadow Puppets (10/1)
David Bowie (12/1)
Radiohead (12/1)
The Stone Roses (12/1)
Turin Brakes (12/1)
Daughter (14/1)
Gorillaz (14/1)
Suede (16/1)
Field Music (16/1)
Mystery Jets (20/1)
Money (20/1)
Foxes (20/1)
Oasis (20/1)