Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2017 finalists revealed

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Young Yizzy (above), Josh Barry and WOWH are among the upcoming artists to make the 2017 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition final.

They are joined by Lilith Ai, Tyni, Flohio, Lucas & King and Silences, who have all be selected by Glastonbury Festival judges and industry tastemakers out of a longlist of 120 acts.

This year’s live final will take place on 22 April, with the winning artist invited to play on one of the main stages at the festival in June.

They will also receive a £5,000 PRS Foundation talent development prize to help take their songwriting to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 talent development prize.

Glastonbury Festival’s Emily Eavis said: ‘Each year, we are blown away by the sheer amount of great music that’s being made by new, upcoming artists in the UK and Ireland.

‘There really is so much talent out there, and it certainly wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just eight finalists. But we’ve ended up with a really strong list of acts and I can’t wait to see them all perform at the live final.’

The Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition is supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation.