The Glastonbury Festival have announced the eight acts that have made it through to the live final of their 2015 Emerging Talent Competition.
The invite only finals take place in Pilton next Saturday (11th April) and the judges include a number of main stage bookers for the Festival, as well as judges from BBC Radio 1 and PRS For Music. The winner is guaranteed a slot on a main stage at the 2015 Festival, and £5000 from the PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development fund. Two runners up will also each receive £2,500 from PRS for Music Foundation.
You can hear all eight finalists on Soundcloud here.
The finalists are:
Declan / McKenna
K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade.
The eight acts were selected by Glastonbury judges from the longlist of 120 artists which was compiled by 40 of the UK’s best online music writers, who chose their selections from thousands of entries. Emily Eavis told us: “We’ve been blown away by the interest in the competition this year. To have more than 6,000 acts from the UK and Ireland enter is just incredible. Our team of judges did a fantastic job of whittling all those entries down to 120 acts, and it certainly wasn’t easy for us to choose eight finalists from the longlist. But I’m really excited about the quality and variety of the eight acts we’ve ended up with. I’m really looking forward to seeing them play at the live finals.”
And the finalists for this years All About The Music have been announced with “5 great bands take part in the final trying to rock your socks off for a chance to play on the main stage at this years INmusic festival in Croatia (June 22nd – 24th) alongside the likes of Placebo , Death Cab for Cutie, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Eagles Of Death Metal.
Those finalists for the 3rd May final at the Corporation in Sheffield are:
All To Ruin
Plus last years winners Stop Drop Robot will take to the stage. For more information and to check out a track each of the bands see: http://aatm.dscvr.uk/