Friday, 7 January 2011

Glastonbury Festivals Emerging Talent Competition Opens Monday

Every year the organisers of Glastonbury Festival open the main stage to promising new artists via their Emerging Talent Competition.

This, the seventh annual search for bands who are currently unsigned to play on one of the Festival’s main stages at this year’s event, kicks off at 9am on Monday 10th and January and will last until Monday 17th January.

The competition is open to unsigned bands or solo artists from the UK and Ireland and is free to enter and open to any musical genre. In order to enter each participant must visit the Glastonbury Festival website during the week and supply a direct link to a webpage where at least one song can be heard. This can be either an official website for the performer or MySpace, YouTube etc.

Once the entries have been collated, a panel will help compile a longlist of 120 acts which will then be whittled down to a shortlist of 10 artists by a selection of judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis before the live finals at Pilton Working Men’s Club in April will decide the winning act.

Last year over 16,000 entries were received and after a hard-fought competition run over 2 nights and streamed live, clear winners were Leeds based Ellen and the Escapades.

Previous winners have included The Subways, The Deadbeats and The Travelling Band.

If you fancy a chance of playing at the Festival, go to next week.

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