Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent finalists revealed

The final acts vying for a main stage slot at Glastonbury Festival 2021 as well as a £5,000 prize have been announced.

The eight finalists in the Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent 2020 competition have been revealed.

The eight acts were to have battled it out in a live finals last month with the winner set for a main stage slot at this year’s event.

But then COVID-19 struck and Glastonbury Festival had to be cancelled this year.

Instead, the judges will pick a winner without a live finals. Their top choice will earn a main stage slot at the 2021 festival. The winner also nets a £5,000 PRS for Music prize, while two runners up will receive £2,500 each.

The winner is set to be announced in June.

Eight finalists

In the meantime good luck to the eight finalists: Ajimal, Courting, Frankie Beetlestone, Hannie, Joshua Burnside, Kathleen Frances, RAE and Matilda Mann.

More details about the finalists can be found here.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis said: “There were so many great acts on the longlist, and narrowing it down from 90 acts to eight certainly wasn’t an easy task.

“But I’m really happy with the finalists we have, and I very much hope that people will take the time to check them all out.”

Becci Scotcher, PRS Foundation senior grants & programmes manager, added: “Congratulations to all the finalists of this year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition.

“Yet again the standard of the shortlisted music creators is incredibly high and it will be an exciting and lively judging panel to decide the winners and runners-up.”

Also good luck for the future for all the remaining 90 longlisters who didn’t make it to the shortlist stage this time.

This includes The Covasettes, Maphe and The Elephant Trees, the three selected by long list judge Joe Lepper.


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