Win a slot on the Glastonbury line-up in emerging talent competition

 Win a slot on the Glastonbury line-up in emerging talent competition

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Glastonbury have announced details of their emerging talent competition ahead of the festival this June.

The contest gives acts of any musical genre the chance to win a slot on one of Glastonbury’s main stages.

Supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation, the winners will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development Prize.

Two runners-up will get a £2,5000 Talent Development Prize.

The competition is only open to UK and Ireland based acts, who can enter via this page on the Glastonbury website.

Entries are open for one week only from 9 am Monday 28th January until 5 pm Monday 4th February.

The most recent winner, Josh Barry, has since toured with Rag’n’Bone Man and Gorgon City. He’s due to release his debut album this year.

2016 winners, She Drew The Gun’s latest album was named among BBC 6 Music’s Top 10 Albums of 2018.

Entries must supply an original song on SoundCloud alongside a video of themselves performing. 30 music writers will then help compile a shortlist of 90 acts.

Judges, including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, will then narrow this down to just eight finalists.

Live finals in Pilton this April will decide the winner, though for the last four years, all eight finalists were offered a slot at the upcoming Glastonbury Festival.

Emily Eavis said: “After our year off, we can’t wait to hear the latest crop of undiscovered music that’s out there.

New music is hugely important to what this Festival is about, and the Emerging Talent Competition has helped us to unearth so many incredible artists from across the genres.

Bring on the entries!”

Amy Field, Events Manager, PRS for Music commented: “Performing at Glastonbury Festival is a dream for many new artists, so I’m delighted for PRS for Music to be partnering with Glastonbury Festival once again on the Emerging Talent Competition, an amazing initiative that can make just that happen.

I can’t wait to hear the music that comes out of this year’s edition.”

Vanessa Reed, CEO of PRS Foundation said: “The Emerging Talent Competition is an incredibly exciting opportunity for talented up and coming artists to receive vital support to develop their careers and perform at the legendary Glastonbury Festival.

It has been fantastic to see the progress of all the winners and runners-up through the years – whether signing major recording deals, touring nationally and international or securing syncs on major national TV advertising campaigns. Can’t wait to see which talented artists apply this year.”

Emily Eavis recently told BBC Radio that a completely new area will be introduced near The Park, and that Block 9 will be expanded to double its previous size.

The full line-up is usually announced around the end of May, but more acts are usually revealed every few weeks. Other artists ‘self-confirm’ by letting slip in interviews or during their gigs.

Bookmark this page for the latest line-up:
Updated daily: Every artist officially confirmed, self-confirmed, and rumoured for Glastonbury 2019 so far

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