News: Glastonbury Festival Announces Details for Emerging Talent Competition
Glastonbury Festival has announced the details for their 2020 Emerging Talent Competition. The returning competition provides emerging UK and Ireland based acts the chance to compete for a performance slot on one of the main stages at this year's festival. Which marks its 50th Anniversary.
Posted: 21 January 2020 Words: Chris Hartmann
Glastonbury Festival announces details for their 2020 Emerging Talent Competition that will grant the winner a slot on the main stage for the festival's 50th Anniversary.
Glastonbury Festival has announced the details for their 2020 Emerging Talent Competition. The event will be supported by both PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation.
The returning competition provides emerging UK and Ireland based acts the chance to compete for a performance slot on one of the main stages at this year's festival. Which marks its 50th Anniversary.
The winners of the competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to greater heights. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize. To enter the competition, the act will need to provide a link to one original song, plus a link to a video of themselves performing it live.
A panel of 30 of the UK's best music writers will help compile a longlist of 90 acts from all the entries. The longlist will then be narrowed down to a shortlist of eight. The judging panel includes Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis. The live finals take place in April to decide the winning act and the 2020 Emerging Talent Competition, winner.
“The Emerging Talent Competition is a unique opportunity that highlights the extraordinary phenomenon of the Glastonbury Festival and the important role that it plays in the UK music industry. Some of our major success stories at PRS Foundation have been discovered at the Emerging Talent Competition final, including Flohio, She Drew The Gun, Izzy Bizu and Declan McKenna. With a prestigious slot at Glastonbury Festival and a talent development bursary, all of these artists have been able to get to the next stage in their career – there might even be a few future headliners in there! We look forward to hearing who comes forward this year.” - Joe Frankland, CEO of PRS Foundation
Glastonbury is encouraging acts from any musical genre to enter the competition. For information regarding the competition's deadline, visit the Festival website.
Marie White, a soulful singer-songwriter won the 2019 Emerging Talent Competition and has since gone on to sign with Decca Records and Universal Music Publishing Group. Marie also went on to support Keane at the Royal Albert Hall.
The 2020 Glastonbury Festival marks the legendary music festival's 50th Anniversary and will be headlined by, musical icons from the past 5 decades including, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross and Taylor Swift, plus many more still to be announced.