We are very excited to announce that we have once again been chosen to be a judge for Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition 2016.
The Competition gives new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival.
The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS for Music Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize.
Acts from any musical genre can enter the 2016 competition FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from 9am Monday 18th January until 5pm Monday 25th January 2016 via glastonburyfestivals.co.uk. Information about how to enter is after the break.
Chris Stapleton – More Of You
Chris Stapleton performing his song “More Of You” from his 2015 record Traveller with his wife Morgane for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. You can watch the full concert here.
The Broken Circle Breakdown- If I Needed You
The actors from the film Broken Circle Breakdown performing a beautiful cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You” live in concert on December 19, 2012.
Pony Boy- Magnolia
Pony Boy’s music video for “Magnolia”- a tune which apppears on her full-length album debut, Blue Gold, out now via Cosmic Thug.
The ever wonderful folks over at Aquarium Drunkard have released an autumnal mixtape featuring tunes by Paul & Linda McCartney, John Cale, Nina Simone, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and more. Definitely worth a listen!
John Moreland- You Don’t Care For Me Enough to Cry
John Moreland performing “You Don’t Care for Me Enough to Cry” at Music City Roots Live From The Factory on April 15, 2015.
Shakey Graves- Dearly Departed
Our boy done good! A n old friend of When You Awake, Shakey Graves, just appeared on Conan performing the tune “Dearly Departed” off of his brand new record, And the War Came. Check it out and then go on and buy the record. So proud of ol’ Shakey!