2019 Emerging Talent Competition Finalists Announced
After whittling down thousands of entries, Glastonbury Festival has announced the finalists for our EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION 2019, which is supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation.
The acts are: Che Lingo, iiola, LIINES, Marie White, Roma Palace, Shunaji, Swimming Girls and YAMAYA. You can hear their entries on the playlist above.
The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.
The eight acts were selected by Glastonbury judges from the longlist of 90 artists which was compiled by 30 of the UK’s best online music writers, who chose their selections from thousands of entries.
This year’s invite-only final will take place on Saturday 27 April, 2019.
Glastonbury Festivals Emerging Talent Competition 2017
After a truly memorable night of live music at Pilton Working Men’s Club, London singer Josh Barry was crowned the winner of the Glastonbury Festivals 2017 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation. Josh wins a slot on one of the Festival’s main stages, plus a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation.
Worthy FM captured the moment the winner was announced, and spoke to Josh afterwards. Listen below:
The judges – who included Michael and Emily Eavis, Glastonbury stage bookers and music business professionals including PRS Foundation’s Joe Frankland – awarded the two runners-up positions to Young Yizzy and Flohio. Both MCs receive a £2,500 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation.
While announcing the winners, Michael Eavis also revealed that all eight acts on a night of powerful performances will be given slots at this year’s Festival.