- Thu, 2013-03-14 13:04
Glastonbury Festival have announced the eight finalists for their 2013 Emerging Talent Competition.
The finalists were selected by judges from a long list of 120 artists compiled by 40 blogger judges, who themselves chose their selections from 8,000 entries.
The eight finalists will take part in a live final on Saturday 6th April at Pilton Working Men's Club. The final will be streamed live on the Glastonbury website: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk with the winning act given the chance to play a main stage set at the festival this year.
Speaking of the finalists, Emily Eavis said: "This year the standard was particularly high and we had a real struggle to cut it down to only eight finalists, but we are extremely happy with the finalists and have had them on repeat here in the farmhouse for the last few days. We look forward to the live finals next month. Thank you to everyone who entered - and to our amazing panel of blogger judges for narrowing down the thousands of entrants to such a great long list."
The eight finalists are as follows:
A Band Called Wanda
Bridie Jackson & Arbour
Lillian Todd Jones
Rhys Lloyd Morgan.
You can hear all eight on the following SoundCloud playlist: