Glastonbury Festival has just announced the longlist for the 2019 Emerging Talent Competition
The 90 strong list of acts was picked by a judging panel made up of 30 of the UK’s best online music writers, and will soon be whittled down to a shortlist of just 8.
Those 8 will then compete at April’s live finals for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival.
Glastonbury had announced the return of its Emerging Talent Competition earlier this year following the festival’s 2018 “fallow year” break.
The contest, supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation, gives new acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at the legendary event.
The most recent winner, Josh Barry, has since toured with Rag’n’Bone Man and Gorgon City. He’s due to release his debut album this year.
Other winners include Nigerian-born rapper Flohio, R&B singer Izzy Bizu, singer-songwriter Declan Mckenna and She Drew The Gun, whose latest psych-pop politically-inspired album Revolution Of The Mind was named among BBC 6 Music’s Top 10 albums of 2018.
The winners of the competition will be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to support their songwriting and performance.
An additional £2,000 PRS Foundation Development prize will also be awarded to two runners-up.
Feel free to listen to the full longlist below –
Check out the full list of artists who’ve made it through and read a little more about each one of the acts over at Glastonbury’s website.
Glastonbury 2019 runs between June 26 and 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.