Glastonbury kicks off this year's Emerging Talent Competition

Want to play at Glastonbury?

Every year, the powers that be at Worthy Farm invite unknown and unsigned acts in the UK and Ireland to send in their music for a chance to perform at the festival. This year’s Emerging Talent Competition kicks off on Monday, January 19, and you’ve got a week to get your entries in.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will get a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s festival and a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS prize.

Acts from any musical genre can enter the 2015 competition for one week only, from 9am on Monday, January 19, until 5pm on Monday, January 26. To enter, acts will need to supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live (even if it’s only recorded in a bedroom).

Once the entries are in, a panel of 40 of the UK’s top music writers will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals at Pilton Working Men’s Club in April decide the winning act.

Head to Glastonbury’s website to enter the competition.



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