Bridie Jackson & The Arbour win Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition

The Newcastle-based group win a slot on the Pyramid Stage at this year's festival

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour win Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition

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Bridie Jackson & The Arbour win the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition.

The Newcastle-based group will play the Pyramid Stage at this year's festival after winning the final, which took place in Pilton last night (April 6).

Posting the news on their Facebook page, the band wrote: "Apparently we won…do we have to play the Main Stage now?" You can listen to 'All You Love Is All You Are' by the group below.

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour describe themselves as a four-piece who use sparse instrumentation and intriguing vocal harmonies to create music that is simultaneously beautiful, ethereal, dark and powerful. They add that their music draws comparisons to Bjork, Fleet Foxes, Feist and flamenco.

The Emerging Talent competition offered unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland the opportunity to win a slot at the festival and perform on the iconic Pyramid Stage. The eight finalists were selected from a long-list of 120 acts compiled by a panel of 40 music bloggers acting as judges. There were 8,000 entries to the competition in total.



This year's Glastonbury will be headlined by Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons.

The Glastonbury line-up as it stands is:

Pyramid stage

Arctic Monkeys; The Rolling Stones; Mumford & Sons; Dizzee Rascal; Primal Scream; Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds; Vampire Weekend; Elvis Costello; The Vaccines; Kenny Rogers; Ben Howard; Rita Ora; Rufus Wainwright; Jake Bugg; Professor Green; Laura Mvula; Billy Bragg; Rokia Traoré; First Aid Kit; Haim

Other stage

Portishead; Chase & Status; The xx; Foals; Example; The Smashing Pumpkins; Alt-J; Two Door Cinema Club; PiL; Tame Impala; Alabama Shakes; Editors; Azealia Banks; Of Monsters and Men; the Lumineers; Enter Shikari; I Am Kloot; The Hives; Amanda Palmer

West Holts stage

Chic featuring Nile Rogers; Public Enemy; The Weeknd; Seasick Steve; Major Lazer; Tom Tom Club; Maverick Sabre; Lianne La Havas; Toro Y Moi; Ondatrópica; Sérgio Mendes; Dub Colossus; the Orb & Indigenous People; The Child of Lov; Alice Russell; Goat; Badbadnotgood; The Bombay Royale; Matthew E. White; Riot Jazz

The Park stage

Cat Power; The Horrors; Fuck Buttons; Django Django; Rodriguez; Dinosaur Jr; Calexico; Steve Mason; Palma Violets; Devendra Banhart; Michael Kiwanuka; Solange; King Krule; Stealing Sheep; Tim Burgess; Melody's Echo Chamber; Ed Harcourt; Half Moon Run; Josephine; Teleman

John Peel stage

Crystal Castles; Hurts; Phoenix; Bastille; Everything Everything; James Blake; Johnny Marr; The Courteeners; Jessie Ware; Tyler, The Creator; Frightened Rabbit; Miles Kane; Local Natives; The Strypes; Savages; Tom Odell; Peace; Daughter; Villagers; Toy; Jagwar Ma

Silver Hayes

Nas; Hot Natured; Disclosure; Rudimental; The Family Stone; Skream & Benga; Sub Focus; Charles Bradley; SBTRKT; Netsky; Dogblood; The Congos; The 2 Bears; Aluna George; Julio Bashmore; Wiley; TEED; Gold Panda; David Rodigan

Acoustic tent

Sinéad O'Connor; Stevie Winwood; Lucinda Williams; Glen Hansard; Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings; Gabrielle Aplin; The Proclaimers; Martha Wainwright; Seth Lakeman; KT Tunstall; Gretchen Peters; Martin Stevenson & The Daintees

Avalon stage

Ben Caplan; Beverley Knight; Crowns; Evan Dando; Gary Clark Jr.; JJ Grey & Mofro; Josh Doyle; Lucy Rose; Mad Dog Mcrea; Molotov Jukebox; Newton Faulkner; Oysterband; Penguin Café; Shooglenifty; Stornoway; The Destroyers; The Staves; The Urban Voodoo Machine; Vintage Trouble; Xavier Rudd

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