Call for new songs: the Glastonbury New Talent Competition is back!

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Aspiring musicians, listen up! Glastonbury Festival, England’s iconic music event, is once again opening its doors to the prestigious New Talent Competition. This exciting opportunity allows the undiscovered musical elite to compete to take to the Glastonbury Festival’s main stage and potentially perform alongside world-renowned artists.

Call for new songs: the Glastonbury New Talent Competition is back!

The competition culminates in a live final where the tension and musical magic will blossom. But the prize is more than just dazzling stage lights. All three finalists will receive a generous grant from music charity PRS Foundation to help fuel their creative journey.

Emily Eavis, Co-Organiser of Glastonbury Festival, enthuses: “We’re delighted to be able to provide such a platform for up-and-coming talent. The competition has unearthed countless gems over the years and we welcome all types of music with open arms. I can’t wait to see the results of the 2024 competition!”

So if you’re a UK or Irish musician, whatever your style of music, this is your chance to shine. Mark your calendars – the festival website is accepting entries from Monday 29 January to Monday 5 February.

An initial 90 lucky winners will be shortlisted, with eight musicians eventually making it to the final, where they’ll face a panel of 30 discerning judges, including festival founder Michael Eavis.

Remember 2023 winner N’famady Kouyaté? Glastonbury gave me and my band a fantastic stage and opened the door to my career,” he says, “Winning truly changes the competition!” Winning really changes the game!”

And it gets even sweeter. The grand prize winner of this free competition will not only win the honour, but will also receive a £5,000 Talent Development Bonus from the PRS Foundation to breathe new life into their songwriting and performing career. The two runners-up will also receive £2,500 each.

So unleash your inner rock star, pick up an instrument and let your musical soul soar. The Glastonbury New Talent Competition is looking forward to your participation and is eager to discover the next generation of musical heroes. Are you ready to take to the legendary stage?

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