Glastonbury Emerging Talent finalists revealed

Eight acts will compete for a place on the Pyramid Stage

Glastonbury Festival organisers have revealed the names of the eight finalists in this year’s Emerging Talent competition.

The competition offers unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland the opportunity to win a slot at the festival and perform on the iconic Pyramid Stage. The eight finalists were selected from a long-list of 120 acts compiled by a panel of 40 music bloggers acting as judges. There were 8,000 entries to the competition in total.

The eight finalists are as follows:

A Band Called Wanda
Black Balloons
Bridie Jackson & Arbour
The Dancers
Isaiah Dreads
Lillian Todd Jones
Port Isla
Rhys Lloyd Morgan

Speaking about the competition, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said: “This year the standard was particularly high and we had a real struggle to cut it down to only eight finalists, but we are extremely happy with the finalists and have had them on repeat here in the farmhouse for the last few days. We look forward to the live finals next month. Thank you to everyone who entered – and to our amazing panel of blogger judges for narrowing down the thousands of entrants to such a great long list.”

A live final to determine the overall winner of Glastonbury’s emerging talent competition will take place at Pilton Working Men’s Club on Saturday April 6. Scroll down to listen to a playlist featuring songs by all eight finalists.

Earlier today, Emily Eavis spoke out about the constant rumours surrounding the line-up of this year’s Glastonbury, labelling some of the reports as “nonsense”.