Glastonbury 2019: How to get a main stage gig

Glastonbury 2019

Fancy gigging on a main stage at Glastonbury 2019? Then get your skates on as you have just a few days to enter the festival’s Emerging Talent Competition (ETC).

What is the ETC?

It’s a great way to get noticed by Glastonbury bookers and the music industry in general – previous winners include Izzy Bizu and Declan McKenna. The ETC is open to new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre. It’s a pretty standard talent contest, with a pretty amazing first prize: the chance to gig on a main stage at Glastonbury 2019 and take home £5,000 to help you develop your songwriting and performing skills.

Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

What if I don’t win?

Even if you don’t win, you could still be asked to perform at the festival. When the competition was last held in 2017 all top 20 finalists got a performance slot on one of the festival’s many stages.

How do I enter?

To enter, acts need to supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live (don’t worry this doesn’t have to be too slick, a recording of you singing in your bedroom will do). Enter using the form HERE.

What’s the hurry?

Entries opened a couple of days ago and will close in a few days’ time – on Monday 4 February. So no faffing, get on with it.

Who else is performing at Glastonbury 2019?

If you win a slot to perform you could rub shoulders with Stormzy and Kylie (confirmed acts) and maybe Janet Jackson (according to The Sun, she’s agreed to headline too).

How else can I get a gig at Glastonbury 2019?

Emily Eavis gave a few tips on this last year, read iSingmag’s report HERE.

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