Glastonbury announces emerging talent competition 2020


The competition is open for one week only from 27 January.

Glastonbury Festival has announced the details of its annual emerging talent competition. Open for a week from 27 January until 3 February, the competition gives upcoming musicians and bands the opportunity to compete for a slot at this year’s 50th-anniversary event.

Supported by the PRS Foundation, the competition also awards a £5,000 prize to the winner to help kick start their music career. Two runners up will receive £2,500.

Acts must supply a link to one original song via Soundcloud, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live. After a longlist is drawn up by 30 of the UK’s leading music writers, a panel of judges, including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, will choose eight acts to perform in live finals before deciding the winner.

In 2019, singer-songwriter Marie White took the winning spot and has since signed with Decca Records and Universal Music Publishing Group.

For more details, visit the Glastonbury Festival website.