We’re very pleased to announce that the eight finalists of the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition are: A Band Called Wanda, Black Balloons, Bridie Jackson & Arbour, The Dancers, Isaiah Dreads, Lillian Todd Jones, Port Isla and Rhys Lloyd Morgan. You can hear all eight on the player below:
The eight acts were selected by Glastonbury judges from the long list of 120 artists which was compiled by our 40 blogger judges, who themselves chose their selections from 8,000 entries.
Said Emily Eavis: "This year the standard was particularly high and we had a real struggle to cut it down to only 8 finalists, but we are extremely happy with the finalists and have had them on repeat here in the farmhouse for the last few days. We look forward to the live finals next month.
Thank you to everyone who entered – and to our amazing panel of blogger judges for narrowing down the thousands of entrants to such a great long list."
The live finals will take place at Pilton Working Men’s Club on Saturday 6th April, 2013. As in previous years, they will stream live here on the official Glastonbury website. The winning act will then get the chance to play a main stage set at this year’s festival.