After a truly memorable night of live music at Pilton Working Men’s Club, London singer Josh Barry (pictured above) was crowned the winner of our 2017 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation. Josh wins a slot on one of the Festival’s main stages, plus a £5,000 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation.
The judges – who included Michael and Emily Eavis, Glastonbury stage bookers and music business professionals – awarded the two runners-up positions to Young Yizzy and Flohio. Both MCs receive a £2,500 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation.
While announcing the winners, Michael Eavis also revealed that all eight acts on a night of powerful performances will be given slots at this year’s Festival.
Recent Emerging Talent Competition finalists include R&B singer Izzy Bizu (a 2016 BRITs Critics’ Choice nominee and winner of the 2016 BBC Music Introducing Award) and singer-songwriter Declan McKenna, who won ETC 2015 and has subsequently signed with Columbia and been longlisted in the BBC’s Sound Of 2017 poll. Last year’s ETC winners were politically-charged Merseyside band She Drew The Gun, who have since released their critically-acclaimed debut album.
Please note that there is no Emerging Talent Competition in 2018, as the Festival takes its fallow year. ETC will return early in 2019.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM AT THE 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 Croissant Neuf Stage send CD’s to Sally, Croissant Neuf, 132 Wells Road, Glastonbury BA6 9AQ.
Here are Jason Bryant’s photos from the 2017 Emerging Talent Competition final.
Lucas & King