Despite 2020 festival cancellation, Glastonbury’s talent competition is still on
Glastonbury has announced plans to continue with its Emerging Talent Competition, an annual competition to find the best up-and-coming talent in the UK and Ireland. While the winners would typically be awarded a slot at that year’s festival, this year’s winners will have more than a couple months to prepare before they play the 2021 festival. The winners of the competition are also awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation, and the runner-up will receive a £2,500 prize.
“The Emerging Talent Competition is a unique opportunity that highlights the extraordinary phenomenon of Glastonbury Festival and the important role that it plays in the UK music industry,” Joe Frankland, CEO of PRS Foundation, says in a release. “We look forward to hearing who comes forward this year.”
Listen to a playlist of the long-listed acts below.
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