winner announced of Glastonbury Emerging Talent Finals

She Drew The Gun, with Bossy Love, and Hattie Whitehead runners up

published: Sun 10th Apr 2016

ETC 2016 winner

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2016
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£228 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 20th Jun 2016

Last night saw the annual Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition Finals take place in Pilton with the shortlist of 8 acts performing ten minute showcases to compete for the three prizes on offer. 

Festival founder Michael Eavis announced the overall winners were She Drew The Gun and the runners-up were Bossy Love, and Hattie Whitehead.

It was also announced that all of the acts who competed in last night's competition will be given the chance to perform on a stage somewhere at this summer's Glastonbury Festival.

PRS for Music Foundation partnered with the Emerging Talent Competition again this year, which meant that as well as winning a slot on one of the Festival's main stages, the winners of the competition She Drew The Gun were also awarded a £5,000 prize, and two runners-up were also awarded a cash prizes.

This year's competition entrants were all musicians not signed to a major label, based in the UK and Ireland. The finalists had been selected by 40 music bloggers from thousands of entrants, and also included performances from Early Ghost, Gillbanks, Henry Green, Lady Sanity, and Marcus McCoan.

Glastonbury Festival has been running the competition to find the greatest Emerging Talent for the last seven Festivals. Previous competitions have brought bands like Declan McKenna, Izzy Bizu, Shields, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, M+ABridie Jackson and The ArbourTreetop FlyersLondon Afrobeat CollectiveEllen and the EscapadesWe Have BandGolden SilversThe SubwaysStornoway, and Scouting For Girls to Festival prominence.

eFestivals will have reviews and pictures of all the competing acts online shortly.

The ticket re-sales will take place over two separate days, and can only be booked by those who are registered, as part of the Festival's system to beat ticket touting.

Just like the main sale in October, those wanting to travel to the Festival by coach will get the first opportunity to book tickets. The all important resale for Ticket + Coach packages will be from 6pm on Thursday, 14th April.

That will be followed by a resale of General Admission tickets, at 9am on Sunday, 17th April.

General Admission Tickets cost £228 + £5 booking fee (with postage by Royal Mail Special Delivery charged at £7.75 per order).

For general admission it is expected that once again there will be a maximum of 4 tickets per transaction, and for coaches a maximum of 2 tickets per transaction.

Please note that all tickets purchased in the resale must be paid for in full at the point of booking (there is no deposit scheme offered for resale). These tickets can be refunded up until 8th May, and cancellation protection is available at the point of purchase.

Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket in the resale. Registration must be done before 5pm on Wednesday, 13th April 2015.

Online registration can be carried out by clicking here.

The Friday headliners are Muse, Adele tops the bill on Saturday and Coldplay on Sunday, plus PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Art Garfunkel, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sigur Ros, Ronnie Spector, Ellie Goulding, Explosions In The Sky, Foals, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Annie Mac, Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Underworld, James Blake, Chvrches, Savages, Floating Points, Laura Mvula, Stormzy, Daughter, Little Simz, Vince Staples, John Grant, Band of Horses, Jess Glynne, Carl Cox, Nao, Fatboy Slim, Bring Me The Horizon, Richard Hawley, The Lumineers, Lady Leshurr, Rokia Traore, Guy Garvey, Kamasi Washington, Jack Garratt, AlunaGeorge, Hinds, Ezra Furman, M83, Kurt Vile (solo), Mercury Rev, Gregory Porter, Madness, Wolf Alice, Baaba Maal, Ernest Ranglin, Bastille, Roisin Murphy, Santigold, Years And Years, Dua Lipa, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat For Lashes, Protoje, Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg, Mac DeMarco, St Etienne, Blossoms, Of Monsters and Men, and Lapsley.

The full complete line-up will not be announced until later this month. Expect something like 2,000 performances at over 100 venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information, site art, decor, and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!

This year organisers particularly want to highlight the Festival's environmental policies which all ticket purchasers are required to subscribe to. The pledge must be agreed to buy those paying off their balances. It is not possible to attend the Festival without agreeing to Love the Farm, Leave no Trace.

Ticket holders for this summer's Glastonbury Festival are reminded to take part in their future by making sure they apply for an EU Referendum postal or proxy vote. You will find links to the form to postal vote here and proxy voting here. For more information (see the news page here).

As usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2016 line-up & rumours, updated as we receive information.

Help us to help you - if you hear of a band that's playing, please let us know.



Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2016
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£228 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 20th Jun 2016


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