Emerging Talent Competition 2020 finalists announced!

May 22, 2020


We’re excited to announce the eight finalists of our 2020 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation.

The eight acts have been whittled down from thousands of entries received in January. The finalists are:

Frankie Beetlestone
Joshua Burnside
Kathleen Frances
Matilda Mann

You can listen to all eight of the acts on the playlist above.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will be offered a slot on one of the main stages at Glastonbury 2021. They will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

There will be no live finals this year, for obvious reasons. Instead, the winners will be selected by our usual team of live finals judges using the song and live video each act entered with. Look out for an announcement soon!

Said Emily Eavis: “There were so many great acts on the longlist, and narrowing it down from 90 acts to 8 certainly wasn’t an easy task. But I’m really happy with the finalists we have, and I very much hope that people will take the time to check them all out.”

Becci Scotcher, Senior Grants & Programmes Manager, PRS Foundation says: “Congratulations to all the finalists of this year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. Yet again the standard of the shortlisted music creators is incredibly high and it will be an exciting and lively judging panel to decide the winners and runners-up. Best of luck to all eight artists.”

Said Amy Field, Senior Events Manager at PRS for Music: “The standard has been extremely high this year, so a big congratulations to the finalists for getting to this stage. We are looking forward to the final round of judging and helping to support the winner and runners-up. We also can’t wait to see them all perform live in the near future. Good luck to all involved.”

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