Local music

Calling all local musicians

Fancy performing at Glasto? You have from Monday 18 Jan until Monday 25 Jan to enter the free Emerging Talent Competition 2016 which is open to UK acts of any musical genre. To  compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival just supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud plus a video link of yourself/ves performing live - doesn't to be shot anywhere flash - the kitchen or bedroom is fine Winners also get £5,000 prize from PRS for Music Foundation to help take your songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize. Entries will be judged by a panel of 40 top UK music writers and nartrowed down to  120 acts which will then be shortlisted to 8 artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals at Pilton Working Men’s Club in April decide the winning act. In both 2014 and 2015, all eight of the finalists were offered slots at that year’s Festival.  “New music has always been a huge part of what we do at Glastonbury, and the Emerging Talent Competition has become an incredible way for us to discover – and help draw attention to – the very latest talent.” says Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis. “This is a brilliant opportunity for up-and-coming music creators from across the UK to get vital support at an early stage in their music careers, to develop their talent and also perform at the iconic Glastonbury festival. We’re looking forward to seeing which talented new artists apply.” adds Vanessa Reed Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation.   More details at http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/ 
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