Ellen and the Escapades win Glastonbury Emerging Talent Finals

plus Ray Davies, and Jackson Browne revealed

published: Mon 29th Mar 2010

Ellen And TheEscapades

Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June 2010
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£185 + £5 booking fee (plus £4.95 postage) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Mon 12th Jul 2010

Last night saw the final night of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition Finals held in Pilton and at the end festival organiser Michael Eavis announced the overall winner was upbeat alt folk outfit Ellen and the Escapades who will be rewarded with a main stage appearance at this year's festival.

Ellen And TheEscapades
Announcing the result Mr Eavis also declared that an additional six of the acts who had competed over the two days would also be offered a chance to perform somewhere at the Glastonbury Festival which takes place for five full days from Wednesday 23rd until Sunday 27th June 2010 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.

The band revealed their reaction when they heard the decision was made by the panel of judges, who included Michael and Emily Eavis from the Festival, "When we got the call telling us we'd won, the reaction was shock first, then tears, manic laughter and whoops of joy! Massive thanks to everyone there: we loved the whole Pilton experience and winning is the sweetest icing on an already awesome cake!"

Talking to eFestivals dairy farmer and festival organiser Michael Eavis said, "We've had a fantastic weekend here at the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Contest.We've got a very clear winner, a fantastic new band I was so thrilled with them last night. They're called Ellen and the Escapades and they come from Leeds. It's so good to get that sort of quality these days. So she'll be playing all over the place I hope. We'd love them to play."

Michael And Emily Eavis
The Festival organiser also enthused about this year's three headliners U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder and also revealed, "And we've got Ray Davies, and Jackson Browne on Sunday. Jackson Browne is a real hero of mine from all those Eagles songs he wrote. Jackson wrote all the best ones of their songs I reckon. Ray Davies with his friends and with a choir and all those Kinks songs are going to be absolutely unbelievable. Ray has got the 5 o'clock slot, the legend's slot. His songs are so original and unique, it's going to be great."

Whilst Michael Eavis has confirmed both acts as playing they have not yet been officially announced be the Festival.

Glastonbury Festival has been running the competition to find the greatest Emerging Talent for the last four Festivals. Previous competitions have brought bands like We Have Band, Golden Silvers, The Subways, and Scouting For Girls to Festival prominence.

This year's competition entrants were all musicians not signed to a major label, based in the UK and Ireland. The event was live webcast for the first time over the weekend, and organisers hope to return bigger and better next year.

eFestivals will have reviews and pictures of all the competing acts online shortly, with eFestivals radio also planning an Emerging Talent Special where you will be able to listen to the music of the bands that entered.

Although the full line-up for this year's Festival has not yet been announced, To see who has been confirmed, and who might be playing take a look at the eFestivals' Glastonbury 2010 rumours >>.

A further release of a limited number of cancelled tickets will go on sale from 9am on Sunday, 11th April 2010, although in order to do so you must have registered beforehand to be eligible to buy a ticket. However, it's unlikely that they'll be a huge number of tickets available on that day. They will be priced at £185 (plus a booking fee of £5).

Glastonbury Festival organisers have announced that the re-sale of cancelled tickets for this year's Festival will take place at 9am on Sunday, 11th April 2010.

For more details about registering and ticket information click here.

Only headliners U2, plus Jack Johnson, Billy Bragg, My Luminaries, and John E Vistic are officially confirmed for the Festival. The ticket price includes includes a FREE programme, a 40th anniversary commemorative ticket, a useful cloth bag, and a small around the neck guide.


Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June 2010
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£185 + £5 booking fee (plus £4.95 postage) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Mon 12th Jul 2010


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