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Glastonbury ETC 2016 Longlist Announced
The Quietus , March 8th, 2016 08:46

120-act list announced in competition to win a main-stage slot at the festival

Glastonbury festival's Emerging Talent Competition have announced the longlist for this year's prize. Of the thousands of acts that entered, 120 have been picked out by a judging panel of online music writers, including the Quietus' Laurie Tuffrey and Rory Gibb. These will then be whittled down to a shortlist, with the eventual winner decided at live finals taking place next month. As well as a slot on one of the festival's main stages, the winner will get a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize and two runners-up will each receive a £2,500 PRS award.

After much tea and copious amounts of biscuits, Laurie Tuffrey picked LIINES, Lucy Leave and Mad Alice, while Rory Gibb chose Sophie McGrath, Mamatung and She Drew The Gun. Take a listen to an ETC playlist, featuring choice tracks from each of the Quietus' picks alongside the other longlisted acts, above, and see the list in full over at the Glastonbury website.

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