Glastonbury kicks off its Emerging Talent Competition for 2019

The highly-coveted annual contest returns yet again for the festival's re-emergence in June...

28.01.19

Words by: Felicity Martin

Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition has returned for the 2019 edition of the festival, with entrance now open to unsigned acts.

The contest welcomes entries from any musical genre, with winners of the free-to-enter competition earning a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s festival as well as a £5,000 talent development prize.

Two runners-up will also be awarded £2,500 prizes.

From now until February 4th, artists can enter via this link, and will need to supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud as well as a video of them performing live (even if it’s just recorded in their bedroom).

A panel of 30 of UK music writers (including Dummy) will help compile a longlist of 90 acts, which will then be whittled down by Michael and Emily Eavis before a live finals event in Pilton in April.

“After our year off, we can’t wait to hear the latest crop of undiscovered music that’s out there,” Emily Eavis said. “New music is hugely important to what this Festival is about, and the Emerging Talent Competition has helped us to unearth so many incredible artists from across the genres. Bring on the entries!”

Recent ETC finalists include Flohio and Yizzy.