We're very pleased to announce details of our 2011 EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION, which will give new, unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland the chance to compete for a main stage slot at this year's Festival. Acts from any musical genre can follow in the footsteps of previous ETC entrants, who include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, We Have Band, the Golden Silvers, the Subways and last year's winners Ellen and the Escapades.
For the 2011 competition, acts will be able to enter FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from Monday, 10th January until Monday, 17th January 2011 right here on the official website. Entries for ETC2011 will be FREE. To enter, you will simply need to supply us with a direct link to a web page where we can hear at least one of your songs (MySpace, official site, YouTube, SoundCloud etc).
Once the entries are in, a newly-recruited panel of 40 of the UK's best music bloggers will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of 10 artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in April decides the winning act.
The entry form will open here on the official site at 9am on Monday, 10th January.