ETC early bird winners announced

January 11, 2010

We’re pleased to be able to announce the early bird winners of this year’s Emerging Talent Competition. As you might remember, any act entering the competition before December 31st had the chance to win a slot on the Queen’s Head Stage at Glastonbury 2010, as well as remaining in the overall competition.

Having listened to more than 600 entries which came in before the end of the year, the judges have selected East Londoners My Luminaries as the first ever ETC early bird winner. The five-piece have a penchant for melodramatic keyboards, chunky guitars and driving rhythms and have been hailed by Radio 1’s Edith Bowman, Huw Stephens and 6 Music’s Tom Robinson in recent times. Check out some of their sparkling tunes at

Said Dave Henderson, early bird judge and Producer of the Queen’s Head Stage: "With their heady mix of great melody lines and infectious hooks, it sounds like My Luminaries have the coolest record collection ever. We’re really looking forward to seeing them at the Festival."

There are just two weeks left for acts to enter the Emerging Talent Competition, with the main prize of a chance to perform on one of the Festival’s main music stages still up for grabs.

To enter, bands and performers must not be signed to a major label and should be based in the UK or Ireland. Acts should upload two of their tracks to, which is open until 25th January 2010. Each entry costs £11.95, which covers the running costs of the competition and the event finals. Twelve acts will be selected for the live finals which will be held at the end of March 2010.

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