Do you want to perform at Glastonbury 2019? Now’s your chance

Glastonbury Festival have just announced details of their 2019 Emerging Talent Competition.

The competition offers unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland from any genre a chance to battle it out and win a slot at the 2019 festival.

Winners of the free entry competition will also be awarded a £5,000 talent development prize from the PRS foundation. Two runners up will also be awarded a subsequent £2,500.


Previous winners and finalists of the competition have included Nigerian born rapper Flohio, R&B singer Izzy Bizu, singer song-writer Declan McKenna and politically driven pop group She Drew The Gun.

The entry window will be open for one week only from 9am Monday January 28 until 5pm on Monday February 4 via the Glastonbury Festival website.

To enter, acts will need to supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live which can simply be a bedroom recording.

Once the entries are in, a panel of 30 of the UK’s best music writers will help compile a longlist of 90 acts. The longlist will then be narrowed down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges, which include Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in Pilton in April. For the past four competitions, all eight of the finalists were offered slots at that year’s Festival.


“After our year off, we can’t wait to hear the latest crop of undiscovered music that’s out there,” Emily Eavis said. “New music is hugely important to what this Festival is about, and the Emerging Talent Competition has helped us to unearth so many incredible artists from across the genres.”

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Meanwhile, Interpol are among the latest rumoured acts for Glastonbury 2019, along with Stereophonics.

Stormzy is the first confirmed Pyramid Stage headliner, while Janelle Monae will top the bill on West Holts and Kylie Minogue will take the Sunday afternoon ‘legends’ slot.

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