2015 Emerging Talent Competition finalists announced

March 23, 2015

We’re excited to announce the 8 acts that have made it through to the live final of our 2015 Emerging Talent Competition. They are: Declan McKenna, MoD, Princess Slayer, Lucy Kitchen, Isaac Lee-Kronick, Shields, Jakl and K.O.G. and the Zongo Brigade.

You can hear all eight finalists on the player below:

The eight acts were selected by Glastonbury judges from the longlist of 120 artists which was compiled by 40 of the UK’s best online music writers, who chose their selections from thousands of entries.

Said Emily Eavis: “We’ve been blown away by the interest in the competition this year. To have more than 6,000 acts from the UK and Ireland enter is just incredible. Our team of judges did a fantastic job of whittling all those entries down to 120 acts, and it certainly wasn’t easy for us to choose eight finalists from the longlist. But I’m really excited about the quality and variety of the eight acts we’ve ended up with. I’m really looking forward to seeing them play at the live finals.”

This year’s invite-only final will take place at Pilton Working Men’s Club on Saturday 11th April, 2015. The winning act will be given a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival.

The winners will also be awarded a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize, to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize.

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