Glastonbury Festival organisers have announced details of their 2014 Emerging Talent Competition, offering bands and artists the chance to win a slot on one of the main stages.
In addition, we are delighted to announce that for the second year running Neonfiller.com’s co-editor Joe Lepper will be one of 40 online music writers chosen as a judge to help to whittle down the applications to a long list of 120 acts.
The competition is open for one week only from Monday 20th January to Monday 27th January. Entry is free and full details can be found here.
The long list of 120 acts will be whittled down further to just eight by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis. The lucky eight will then take part in a live showcase final in April.
Emily Eavis said: “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!”
Previous applicants who have performed at Glastonbury include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Treetop Flyers, the Golden Silvers, Ellen and the Escapades, the Subways and, last year, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour (who ended up playing five sets at Glastonbury 2013).