Glastonbury emerging talent contest winners announced

Five unsigned bands win right to play this year's festival

Michael Eavis has announced the winners of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent 2007 competition.

Thousands of entries were submitted to the judges, who whittled it down to 24 finalists to step up and be counted over the three days of finals at at Pilton Working Men’s Club near the festival site.

Taking the mantle from last year’s winners,The Deadbeats, was Manchester’s Liz Green, whose acoustic blues saw her claim the Acoustic Stage and Overall Winner awards. The latter earns her an opening slot on the Other Stage as this year’s festival, along with a recording session at Maida Vale studios for Radio 1.

Winners in all categories have won the right to open their relevant stage at the festival. They are:

Dance Winner: Dr Meaker

Jazz World Winner: Feluka

John Peel Stage Winner: The Grim Northern Social

Acoustic Stage Runners-Up: The Epstein

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale at 9am on Sunday (April 1).

To find out how to get into this year’s bash check out our handy guide now.