Glastonbury Festival have once again announced their regular Emerging Talent Competition and I'm super excited to be able to announce to confirm that for the third festival in a row I will be one of the judges.
For those unfamiliar with the competition it gives new unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland the opportunity to compete for a slot on one of the Glastonbury Festival's big stages at the 2014 festival. Previous winners include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Treetop Flyers, the Golden Silver, Ellen and the Escapades, the Subways and last year Bridie Jackson and the Arbour (who played five sets at last year's festival!)
Bands wanting to enter have just one week to get their entry in, from Monday 20 to Monday 27 January via the official website for the festival. Entries are completely free (terms and conditions apply).
Entries are then whittled down to a long list of 120 by a panel of online music writers (myself included). From here the list is reduced to a shortlist of 8 artists but judges including Michael and Emily Eavis. Finally a live showcase scheduled for April will decide the winning act.
As I've highlighted in previous years, please note I can't discuss individual entries (and due to the volume of entries there is no way of telling which I will even be reviewing). Standard submissions are welcome as always but please note the volume of communication I receive goes up around the judging period, so responses can be delayed.