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Glastonbury Launch New Bands Competition
The Quietus , January 19th, 2015 18:01

Festival opens up entries for Emerging Talent Competition, with winners playing a slot at this year's festival

Today, Glastonbury have opened up this year's Emerging Talent Competition to give up and coming artists and bands from the UK and Ireland a chance to play on one of the festival's main stages. As well as a performance slot, the winners will also get a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize, while two runners-up will get £2,500 PRS prizes.

The competition's open to acts of all genres and is free to enter: you just need to send in one original song on SoundCloud and one video of yourself performing, even if it's just a bedroom clip, using the form on Glastonbury's website here by the deadline of 5 pm next Monday, January 26. The 120-act longlist will be drawn up by a panel of 40 top UK music writers, before judges, including festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, pare it down to a shortlist of eight acts who will perform in live finals at Pilton Working Men's Club in April.

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