N’famady Kouyaté wins 2023 Emerging Talent Competition

April 30, 2023

After a fantastic night of live music at Pilton Working Men’s Club, Guinea-born, Cardiff-based musician N’famady Kouyaté was named the winner of our 2023 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation. N’famady 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 Emily Eavis, Glastonbury stage bookers and music business professionals – gave the two runners up places to infectious indie band Prima Queen and Glasgow post-rockers VLURE. Both acts receive a £2,500 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation.

While announcing the winners, Emily Eavis also confirmed that all nine acts on a night of memorable performances will be given slots at this year’s Festival.

Here are Rick Mav’s photos from a fantastic night at the Working Men’s Club.

Cordelia Gartside

Naomi Kimpenu

Ezra Williams



The Love Buzz

Prima Queen

N’famady Kouyaté




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