The nine acts that have made it onto the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition shortlist have been revealed.
All will perform at a live final in Pilton, near to the Somerset festival site, later in April, for a chance to win a main stage slot and a £5,000 Talent Development Prize from the PRS Foundation.
Two runners up will also be awarded a £2,500 prize.
The acts chosen from the longlist are Cordelia Gartside, EVA, FFSYTHO?!, Naomi Kimpenu, N’famady Kouyaté, Prima Queen, The Love Buzz and VLURE.
All their entries can be viewed here.
We’re very pleased to reveal the 9 finalists for our 2023 Emerging Talent Competition!@cordeliamusic, EVA, @Smooth_boiiiiii, @FFSYTHO, @naomikimpenu, Prima Queen, @TheLoveBuzz1 & @VLURE_
Listen to the playlist below.https://t.co/SqjVzuDder
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) March 30, 2023
They will be joined by Ezra Williams in the finals, who was forced to miss last year’s live final through illness.
This year Neonfiller.com’s Joe Lepper was once again a long list judge. His chosen acts Ellis:D, Immi Dash and Good Vibes Sound missed out this year. We wish these hugely talented acts well for the future and I’m sure we’ll see them at Glastonbury another time.