Your chance to play a main stage at the 2024 Glastonbury Festival

NOW is your chance to play the legendary Glastonbury Festival.

The Somerset event, which runs from June 26 to 30 ay Worthy Farm in Pilton, has launched the 2024 Emerging Talent Competition, in partnership with PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation.

The competition gives new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at the festival.

Winners will also be awarded a £5,000 talent development prize from the PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level.

Meanwhile two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation talent development prize.

However, acts need to get their entries in soon, as nominations close at 5pm on Monday (February 5).

To enter, acts needed to supply a YouTube link to one original song, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live – even if it’s only recorded in a bedroom.

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“The festival is committed to diversity and inclusivity and we welcome entries from disabled artists, who we will support to ensure they are not disadvantaged by the process,” a spokesperson said.

Once entries are in, a panel of 30 of the UK’s best music writers will help compile a longlist of 90 acts.

The longlist will then be narrowed down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in Pilton decide the winning act.

Previous winners of the contest include the likes of The Subways, Lewis McLaughlin and N’famady Kouyaté.

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I am the editor in chief of Blackmore Vale media, which includes the New Blackmore Vale, New Stour & Avon, Salisbury & Avon Gazette and the Purbeck Gazette, having been a reporter for some 20 years. In my spare time, I am a festival lover, with a particular focus on Glastonbury. I live in Somerset with my wife and two children.