Glastonbury's Emerging Talent competition returns for 2019

22 January 2019, 12:56 | Updated: 22 January 2019, 13:24

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Glastonbury fans watch Ed Sheeran on the Pyramid Stage. Picture: Harry Durrant/Getty Images

The competition, which gives new UK and Ireland based acts a chance to play at one of the main stages at Worthy Farm, is back.

Glastonbury has announced the return of their Emerging Talent Competition in 2019.

The Somerset festival, which returns this year after a break in 2018, will give new acts in the UK and Ireland a chance to win a cash prize and perform at one of Glastonbury's main stages.

As explained on the official Glastonbury website, winners of the free competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation, while two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

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Glasto organiser Emily Eavis said: “After our year off, we can’t wait to hear the latest crop of undiscovered music that’s out there. New music is hugely important to what this Festival is about, and the Emerging Talent Competition has helped us to unearth so many incredible artists from across the genres. Bring on the entries!”

The last winner of Glastonbury's emerging talent competition saw Josh Barry take home the prize and play the festival in 2017.

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