Festivals: Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition

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Glastonbury Festival have announced details of the 2014 Emerging Talent Competition,
giving new, unsigned artists from the UK & Ireland the chance to compete for a slot,
on one of the main stages at this year’s festival

Previous entrants have included Stornoway, Treetop Flyers, Golden Silvers,
Ellen & the Escapades, The Subways and, last year, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour
(who ended up playing five sets at Glastonbury 2013)

For the 2014 competition, acts will be able to enter FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
from Monday 20th – Monday 27th January 2014,
via the official Glastonbury Festival website

Once the entries are in, a panel of around 40 of the UK’s top online music writers will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of 8 artists by the judges, before a live final showcase in April decides the winning act

Judge Emily Eavis states…”We get very excited about new music, and the Emerging Talent Competition is just a brilliant way for us to discover fresh talent. Our stage bookers come down to the live finals, and dozens of the acts who’ve entered over the years have been given a slot at the Festival. We can’t wait to see what this year’s competition brings!”

So, members and non-members of our Thank Folk For New Bands club…
if you think you’ve got what it takes, head over to www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk now!