Glastonbury’s emerging talent finalists announced

Glastonbury Emerging Talent

Bossy Love, Early Ghost, Gillbanks and She Drew The Gun are among the acts lined up for Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition final.

Hattie Whitehead, Henry Green, Lady Sanity and Marcus McCoan will be among the acts competing to win the chance to perform on of one of the festival’s main stages.

The eventual winner will also receive a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 prize from the Foundation.

The eight acts were selected by Glastonbury judges from the longlist of 120 artists. This was compiled by 40 of the UK’s best online music writers, who chose their selections from thousands of entries.

Emily Eavis said: ‘Once again, we’ve been impressed by both the quality and quantity of new music out there in the UK and Ireland, with thousands of talented acts entering this year’s competition.

‘It was extremely tough to narrow the 120 acts on the longlist down to eight finalists, but we’re really pleased with the group of acts we’ve ended up with. I can’t wait to see them play at the live finals.’

This year’s invite-only final will take place on Saturday 9 April, 2016.

Glastonbury Festival 2016 takes place 22-26 June.