Glastonbury launches Emerging Talent Competition 2014

The winning band will score a set on one of the festival's main stages

Glastonbury Festival has launched its Emerging Talent Competition 2014.

The winner of the contest will be given a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s event. Previous winners include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Treetop Flyers, the Golden Silvers, Ellen and the Escapades, The Subways and in 2013, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour.

Artists can enter the contest from January 20-27 by supplying a link to one song on SoundCloud as well as video footage of a live performance. For full details on how to enter, visit A panel of 40 will compile a longlist of 120 acts which will then be trimmed down to an eight act shortlist, with a live showcase in April deciding on the winning act.

So far Arcade Fire, Lily Allen and Stanton Warriors are on the list of artists due to perform at this year’s festival, which takes place between June 25-29. Michael Eavis previously said that Fleetwood Mac will not be playing Glastonbury Festival this year.

The band were rumoured to be performing at the festival, but the event’s founder has denied that they will be playing Worthy Farm in 2014. Eavis said that he hopes to get the classic rock band to play the following year. “We’re hoping to get them for 2015,” he commented.