Glastonbury is giving new artists the chance to play the 2016 festival
Every bedroom DJ daydreams about their chance to be front-and-center on a festival stage before a boundless crowd of dancing fans. Glastonbury Festival wants to give everyone that chance. Each year, the legendary UK festival gives unsigned talent the opportunity to perform at the event, encouraging producers and musicians from all genres to submit entries for a chance to hold down a slot at Worthy Farm.
The 2016 contest kicks off on Monday January 18, and will run for a full week, ending at 5pm on January 25. The competition is free to enter and offers the winner a talent development prize of £5,000 ($7,200) and two runners-up talent development prizes of £2,500 ($3,600), granted by PRS for Music Foundation. Once the total number of entries has been compiled, a group of 40 music writers will narrow the selection to a shortlist of 120 acts. From there, the list is shortened down to 8 finalists by a panel of judges before a live finals decision at Pilton Working Men’s Club in April.
If you think you’ve got the chops to play Glastonbury, enter your submission here.