COMPETITION: Your chance to play the 50th anniversary Glastonbury Festival

THIS is your chance to perform at the 50th anniversary Glastonbury Festival.

The festival, which runs from June 24 to 28 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, has released details of the 2020 Emerging Talent Competition – and entries open on Monday (January 27).

The competition, supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation, gives new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s festival.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level.

Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

Acts from any musical genre can enter the 2020 competition for one week only – from 9am on Monday (January 27) until 5pm on Monday, February 3, via the Glastonbury Festival website.

To enter, acts will need to supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live – even if it’s only recorded in a bedroom.

“Once the entries are in, a panel of 30 of the UK’s best music writers will help compile a longlist of 90 acts,” said a festival spokesperson.

“The longlist will then be narrowed down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in April decide the winning act.”

Last year, soulful singer-songwriter Marie White came out on top and has since signed with Decca Records and Universal Music Publishing Group.

For the past five competitions, all eight of the finalists were offered slots at that year’s festival.

“We can’t wait to hear this year’s crop of entries,” the spokesperson added.

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