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Glastonbury’s 2019 Emerging Talent Competition finalists announced

Glastonbury Festival has announced the Eight artists who have made it to the live final for the 2019 Emerging Talent Competition

After whittling down thousands of entries, Glastonbury Festival have just announced the finalists for this year’s EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION, which is supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation.

The acts are: Che LingoiiolaLIINESMarie WhiteRoma PalaceShunajiSwimming Girls and YAMAYA.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

The eight acts were selected by Glastonbury judges from the longlist of 90 artists which was compiled by 30 of the UK’s best online music writers, who chose their selections from thousands of entries.

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.

This year’s invite-only final will take place on Saturday 27 April, 2019.

Listen to the list of this year’s finalists in the playlist below.

Glastonbury 2019 runs between June 26 and 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.

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