Glastonbury Festival’s EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION 2013 will open tomorrow, to give new, unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland the chance to compete for a main stage slot at this year’s Glastonbury (June 26-June 30). Acts from any musical genre can follow in the footsteps of previous ETC entrants, who include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, We Have Band, the Golden Silvers, the Subways and the winners of the last contest, in 2011, Treetop Flyers.
Acts will be able to enter FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from 9am on Thursday 17th January until 5pm on Thursday 24th January. Entries to ETC2013 are free. To enter, acts will simply need to supply us with a link to listen to one of their songs online (on YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, etc). The entry form will be on the official Glastonbury website.
Once the entries are in, a panel of 40 of the UK’s best music bloggers will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and a number of the Festival’s main bookers and the Festival’s media partners, before the live finals in Pilton in early April decides the winning act. In past years numerous runners up have also secured a slot at the UK’s biggest music and arts festival which has a capacity of 177,500.