Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition 2017 Has Launched

The Glastonbury Festival have announced the details of their 2017 annual Emerging Talent Competition in partnership with the PRS for Music and PRS Foundation.

The exciting competition will give up and coming British and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the wonderful opportunity to compete for a spot on one of the main stages at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The contest is free-to-enter and the winner will also be given a Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation worth £5,000. The prize is to help the champion take their career to the next level. Two runners-up will also receive a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize, each.

Artists from any music genre can enter the 2017 Glastonbury contest for just one week only from 9am on Monday the 30th of January until 5pm on Monday the 6th of February 2017 via the official Glastonbury website.

To enter, you will need to supply a link to one of your original songs on SoundCloud, along with a link to a video of yourself performing live (even if it is only a recording of you singing in your bedroom).

Once all the entries have been received, a panel of 40 of the UK’s top music writers will help compile a long-list of 120 entrants. The long-list will then be whittled down to a shortlist of just 8 performers by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals at Pilton Working Men’s Club in April decide the winning artist. For the past three years in a row, all eight of the finalists have been offered performing slots at that year’s Festival.

Recent Emerging Talent Competition finalists include the RnB singer Izzy Bizu, and singer-songwriter Declan McKenna, who won in 2015 and has since signed with Columbia. Last year’s ETC winners were the Merseyside band She Drew The Gun.

Will you be entering this years Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition? Let us know over on Twitter @CelebMix

 

 

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