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/