Enter The Pilton Stage competition for the chance to play Glastonbury 2023

If you’ve ever fancied playing at Glastonbury Festival, this is your chance!

The Pilton Stage has announced that its 2023 competition is now open for applications (details below).

The contest – Run by Neil Templar and which takes place at ‘The Pilton Working Men’s Club’ in Somerset – provides up-and-coming bands and solo artists of any musical genre the chance to compete for a performance slot at Glastonbury Festival.

The 2020 and 2022 competition winners – which included The Strays and Hetta Falzon, respectively – both went on to play Glastonbury’s Field of Avalon in 2022, in addition to also getting to meet the legendary Festival founder, Michael Eavis himself.

Pilton Stage 2020 winners The Strays, with competition organiser Neil Templar • Credit: The Pilton Stage
Pilton Stage 2022 winner Hetta Falzon alongside special guest competition judge, Squeeze’s Chris Difford • Credit: @PiltonParty

How to enter

All you have to do in order to apply for ‘The Pilton Stage 2023’ competition is to follow the instruction below and send all requested details to [email protected]

  1. One youtube video link (can be a ‘private link’).
  2. An Electronic Press Kit or current Biog (a Biog can be contained within the body of the email + a link to a website).
  3. A contact name and phone number (Mobile/Cell).
  4. Where you are based (if not stated in your EPK/Biog).

The application window closes at midnight on Friday, 30th September 2022.

Please note that you can only apply once and should be patient once your application has been submitted, as the initial judging process can take several days after the application ‘window’ has closed. 

The competition organisers also point out that the first Heat will take place on Saturday 29th of October in Pilton, so it might be helpful to let them know if you are available to play on that date – as if selected, it may help them allocate slots. 

For more information please see The Pilton Stage Facebook page.

As with every Glastonbury-year, the speculation about who might play the legendary festival is always very high, and with the 2023 Festival fast approaching, the Glasto Rumour Mill has already begun to spin.

Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get revealed by Glastonbury organisers until the end of May, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings – alongside the expected evergrowing rumours.

Some of the big-name acts to be rumoured for a possible performance at Glastonbury 2023 so far include the Spice GirlsArctic Monkey, Elton John and most recently Roxy Music which are presumed to be a strong contender to play the coveted Sunday afternoon Teatime Legends Slot.

See Also

Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.

To learn about registration, the ticket sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.

It’s also worth remembering that in addition to the ticket sales, some other opportunities for getting to Glasto include entering competitions, working and/or volunteering at the Festival – once those options make themselves available.

Don’t be fooled

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.

Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers to the Festival might not know that tickets are only sold on one site which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com – and any other site claiming to sell tickets for the Festival are not authentic.

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