The live finals of our 2015 Emerging Talent Competition took place last night in Pilton. All eight acts delivered assured and impressive performances, but – after some heated debate – the judges chose precociously talented London singer-songwriter Declan Mckenna as the deserved winner. Declan wins a slot on one of the Festival’s main stages, plus a £5,000 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation.
The judges awarded second place to Newcastle’s Shields, with Sheffield’s K.O.G. and the Zongo Bridage taking third place. Both acts receive a £2,500 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation. While announcing the winners, Michael Eavis also revealed that all eight finalists would be given a slot somewhere at this year’s Festival.
Here are Jason Bryant’s photos from a thoroughly entertaining night at the Working Men’s Club.