The shortlist for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition has been announced.
Whittled down from the thousands of entries received in January, the finalists are: AJIMAL, Courting, Frankie Beetlestone, HANNIE, Joshua Burnside, Kathleen Frances, Matilda Mann and R.A.E.
The competition winners will be offered a slot on one of the main stages at Glastonbury 2021. They will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level.
Two runners-up will each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.
Becci Scotcher, senior grants and programmes manager, PRS Foundation, said: ‘Congratulations to all the finalists of this year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. Yet again the standard of the shortlisted music creators is incredibly high and it will be an exciting and lively judging panel to decide the winners and runners-up. Best of luck to all eight artists.’
Amy Field, senior events manager, PRS for Music, said: ‘The standard has been extremely high this year, so a big congratulations to the finalists for getting to this stage. We are looking forward to the final round of judging and helping to support the winner and runners-up. We also can’t wait to see them all perform live in the near future. Good luck to all involved.’
Listen to a playlist of the finalists below.