Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition Announced

15 January 2014, 11:17 | Updated: 15 January 2014, 11:23

Glastonbury Crowd. Photo: Jason Bryant

Glastonbury has announced its 2014 Emerging Talent Competition will begin on Monday 20 January.

The competition gives new, unsigned artists from the UK & Ireland the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year's festival.

Previous entrants include Stornoway, Treetop Flyers, and The Subways.

The competition is only open for a week (until Monday 27 January) and will be found on the official Glastonbury website.

 A panel of around 40 of the UK's top online music writers will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. Judges, including organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, will then whittle it down to a shortlist of eight, who will perform at a live final showcase in April to decide the winning act.  

"We get very excited about new music, and the Emerging Talent Competition is just a brilliant way for us to discover fresh talent," Emily Eavis said. "Our stage bookers come down to the live finals, and dozens of the acts who've entered over the years have been given a slot at the Festival. We can't wait to see what this year's competition brings!"