Glastonbury have announced the longlist for their Emerging Talent Competition

The batch of ninety artists forming the longlist have been whittled down from thousands of entries by thirty of the UK’s most established music bloggers.

From these, a final eight artists will be chosen by Michael and Emily Eavis plus a team at Glastonbury Festival.

Those who make it through to the shortlist will perform at the live finals in Pilton this April where they’ll battle it out to compete for a main stage slot at Worthy Farm this June.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5000 talent development prize from PRS foundation. Two runners up will also be awarded with a £2500 prize to further their career.

Named artists in the list include Matlock-based Patawawa, rising star Che Lingo, indie-pop newcomers Swimming Girls and more.

Previous winners of the completion have included Nigerian born rapper Flohio, R&B singer Izzy Bizu and indie pop songwriter Declan McKenna. 

Check out the full list of artists who’ve made it through here: https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/etc-2019-longlist-announced-listen-to-the-acts-now/