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Right you lot – it’s time to get off yer bums and do something about the following news. Glastonbury Festival has announced details for the 2014 Emerging Talent Competition, which gives unsigned artists from the UK & Ireland the chance to get a much sought after slot on one of the main stages at this year’s festival. That’s not bad is it? Previous entrants include Treetop Flyers, Ellen & the Escapades, The Subways and Stornoway.
Your music can fit into any genre and this time around all acts will be able to enter FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from Monday 20th – Monday 27th January 2014 via the official Glastonbury Festival website.
Entries will be judged by a panel of around 40 of the UK’s top online music writers and in turn they will compile a longlist of 120 acts. That list will then get cut down to 8 artists by a separate panel of judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before a live final showcase in April decides the winning act. It does sounds like quite the entry process but why should that put you off from potentially playing at one of the biggest festivals in the world alongside hugely successful acts? Well… it shouldn’t!
Plus if you read the quote below it will give you a little hint that even if you are a runner up you could get a slot.
Says Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis: “We get very excited about new music, and the Emerging Talent Competition is just a brilliant way for us to discover fresh talent. Our stage bookers come down to the live finals, and dozens of the acts who’ve entered over the years have been given a slot at the Festival. We can’t wait to see what this year’s competition brings!”
For more information go to www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk and good luck!
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