Glastonbury Festival has announced its Emerging Talent Competition for its 50th anniversary festival in 2020, supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation and we’re privileged to be part of the judging process again.
The Emerging Talent Competition gives new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s festival. We live in hope that it could be a Bristol artist reading this very article right now (you?).
Not only is it free to enter, and not only does it carry that prestigious festival slot, but it also comes with a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help them capitalise on their good fortune and take their songwriting and performance to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.
Acts from any musical genre can enter the 2020 competition FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from 9am Monday 27th January until 5pm Monday 3rd February 2020 via the Glastonbury website.
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).
Imagine following the 2019 Emerging Talent Competition winner, Marie White, who has since signed with Decca Records and Universal Music Publishing Group, or previous BiS cover star, Flohio, as well as the likes of 2015 and 2016 winners, Declan McKenna and She Drew The Gun, who have never looked back since their emergence via Glastonbury’s talent search.
“It’s always such a pleasure to hear the latest crop of amazing, undiscovered music that’s out there. I can’t wait to hear this year’s entries!” says Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis.
We’re just a little bit excited too.
See last year’s winner, Marie White, perform ‘Blue Jumper’ at 2019’s festival here: