Glastonbury has announced details of its Emerging Talent Competition 2015, which gives new acts based in the UK and Ireland the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival.
The winners of the free-to-enter competition will be awarded 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 for Music Foundation Talent Development prize.
Acts from any musical genre can enter the 2015 competition from 9am Monday 19 January until 5pm Monday 26 January 2015 via this website.
Previous ETC entrants include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Treetop Flyers, the Subways and last year’s winners M+A.
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.
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.
“New music is such an important part of Glastonbury, and the Emerging Talent Competition is always an incredible way for us to find fresh talent from across the musical spectrum. In fact, eight of the acts that entered in 2014 ended up with slots at Glastonbury 2014. I can’t wait to hear who we discover this year,” Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said.
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