Want to play Glastonbury?

Every year the Somerset festival invites unknown and unsigned acts in the UK and Ireland to to compete for a chance to perform on Worthy Farm. This year’s Emerging Talent Competition kicks off next Monday and you’ve got a week to get your entries in.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will get a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS for Music Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize.

Acts from any musical genre have just one week to enter the 2016 competition, from 9am on January 18 until 5pm on January 25.

Once the entries are in, a panel of 40 UK music writers – including a representative from FACT – will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. They will then be whittled down to a shortlist of 8 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. In both 2014 and 2015, all eight of the finalists were offered slots at that year’s Festival.

Head to Glastonbury’s website to enter the competition.



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