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Glastonbury reveal Emerging Talent Competition longlist for 2024

Here are the 90 acts aiming to win the coveted prize and a slot at the Worthy Farm festival.

By Will Richards

The Park Stage at Glastonbury Festival (Picture: Harry Kay)

Glastonbury Festival has announced the longlist for the 2024 edition of its long-running Emerging Talent Competition.

Each year, 30 music writers help compile a list of 90 longlisted acts, who will all be in with a chance of winning the coveted prize and getting a slot at the Worthy Farm festival.

The winner will be announced after a live final held in Pilton, Somerset and judged by a panel that includes festival organisers Emily and Michael Eavis.

As well as a slot at Glastonbury, the competition – supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation – will see the winner receive a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help their career, while two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

See the full longlist of acts for the 2024 Glastonbury ETC here.

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said: “At a time when it’s not always easy for acts to get their foot on the ladder, we’re really happy to be able to offer this opportunity for rising artists. So many amazing acts have been showcased by the Emerging Talent Competition over the years – and, as with the Festival, we welcome artists from all musical genres. I’m really excited to hear what 2024’s entries bring. It’s free to enter, so it definitely can’t hurt to give it a go!”

Michelle Escoffery, President of the PRS Members’ Council, said: “Our continued partnership with Glastonbury Festival and our charity arm PRS Foundation aims to discover and champion the trailblazing homegrown talent we have in the UK and Ireland. The Emerging Talent Competition provides an exciting and unique platform for artists and bands to gain major exposure with new audiences and industry leaders, as well as the opportunity to win talent development prize money to elevate their music careers. If you’ve ever dreamed of performing at this iconic festival, now is the time. Submit your song and good luck!”

The winner of the 2023 competition was Guinea-born, Cardiff-based musician N’famady Kouyaté, who said: “Winning Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition was amazing and has opened loads of doors for me. It gave me and the band a chance to perform on an amazing stage at an incredible festival. Winning also meant that I could take the next steps to further my career. If you think you’re ready to take the next steps too, I highly suggest you enter this year’s contest!”

Meanwhile, the Glastonbury line-up for 2024 was revealed last week, with Dua LipaColdplay and SZA all taking top billing on the Pyramid Stage.