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Glastonbury Festivals Emerging Talent Competition 2019

After a night of sparkling live performances at Pilton Working Men’s Club, Hastings singer-songwriter Marie White was named the winner of the Glastonbury Festival 2019 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation. Marie wins a slot on one of the Festival’s main stages, plus a £5,000 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation.

The judges – who included Michael and Emily Eavis, Glastonbury stage bookers and music business professionals including Joe Frankland – awarded second place to MC Che Lingo and third place to electro-pop group Swimming Girls. Both acts receive a £2,500 Talent Development prize from the 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.

Marie White live photo by Jason Bryant.

Listen to all the finalists below.

The acts are: Che LingoiiolaLIINESMarie WhiteRoma PalaceShunajiSwimming 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 was 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.