Glastonbury Festival 2014

Emerging Talent Competition 2014

Glastonbury Festival's 2014 EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION is giving new, unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year's festival. Entrants from any musical genre can follow in the footsteps of previous ETC entrants, who include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Treetop Flyers, the Golden Silvers, Ellen and the Escapades, the Subways and, last year, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour (who ended up playing five sets at Glastonbury 2013).

For the 2014 competition, acts could enter FOR ONE WEEK ONLY, from 9am GMT on Monday 20th January until 5pm GMT on Monday 27th January 2014 via the form below. Entries for Glastonbury Festival's ETC2014 were FREE. Click to read the full T&Cs.

We're very pleased to announce the eight acts that have made it through to the live final of our 2014 Emerging Talent Competition. They are: Gibson Bull, Hero-Fisher, Only Girl, M+A, FURS, The Black Tambourines, Pandr Eyez and Izzy Bizu. You can hear all eight finalists here.

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.

As part of our ongoing relationship with PRS for Music, as well as being given a slot on one of the Festival's main stages at Glastonbury 2014, the winners of the competition will 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 Talent Development prize. For more information, click here.

Said Emily Eavis: "We're so proud of this shortlist. It was really hard to get it down to just eight acts - the standard this year was incredible - but I think we've whittled it down to a really strong final eight. I'd like to say a big thanks to everyone who entered, and to our team of judges for narrowing it down to 120 acts. Now bring on the live final!"

This year's invite-only final will take place at Pilton Working Men's Club on Saturday 5th April, 2014. The winning act will be given a slot on one of the main stages at this year's festival.


Agents for artists signed to record labels wishing to play at the Festival can contact the Festival in the usual manner.

Please note, we cannot accept CDs at the Festival office as none of our Stage Programmers are based there.

Some of the smaller stages do accept submissions for possible bookings:

For Poetry&Words, click here.

For Acoustic Stage please send CDs to Glastonbury Acoustic Stage, Asgard, 125 Parkway, Regents Park, London, NW1 7PS

For Shangri La, email

For Avalon Cafe send CDs to Lisa Pickering, 78 High Street Bruton, Somerset BA10 0AJ, or email

For Croissant Neuf Stage send CD's to Sally, 6 Hillside, South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3QE

If your band is already playing at the Festival, then you might be able to get another show at the Snake Pit in Shangri La if you email