Glastonbury Festival has announced the beginning of this year’s ‘Emerging Talent’ competition.
The event, which runs annually, offers growing talent from the UK and Ireland the chance to compete for a slot on one of the festival’s illustrious stages.
As well as offering a one-in-a-million chance to perform on stage at Glastonbury Festival, the competition will award a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to the winner. The prize money is to help take the winners’ songwriting and performing to the next level, the runner up will receive a £2,500 prize.
Any artists from any genre are free to enter the 2020 competition from 9am on Monday 27th January, with the entrance closing at 5pm on February 3rd on the official Glastonbury website.
Emily Eavis, the festival organiser, said, “It’s always such a pleasure to hear the latest crop of amazing, undiscovered music that’s out there.”
She added: “Over the years, the Emerging Talent Competition has helped us to unearth so many incredible artists from across the genres — dozens of whom have been given slots at the Festival. I can’t wait to hear this year’s entries.”
Previous winners of the competition include Declan McKenna, Izzy Bizu and She Drew The Gun. Marie White, last year’s winner, went on to perform on the Acoustic Stage and has gone on to sign with Decca Records.