FANCY playing the Glastonbury Festival? Well, here's your chance...

The festival's Emerging Talent Competition, supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation, has been launched for 2019, giving new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at the legendary event, which runs from June 26 to 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level.

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

However, time is short to enter, with acts able to enter the competition for one week only - with entries open from 9am on Monday (January 28) until 5pm on February 4 - at

Glastonbury co-organiser, Emily Eavis, said: “After our year off, we can’t wait to hear the latest crop of undiscovered music that’s out there.

"New music is hugely important to what this festival is about, and the Emerging Talent Competition has helped us to unearth so many incredible artists from across the genres. Bring on the entries.”

To enter, acts will need to supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live (even if it’s only recorded in a bedroom).

Once the entries are in, a panel of 30 of the UK’s best music writers will help compile a longlist of 90 acts.

The longlist will then be narrowed down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in Pilton in April decide the winning act.

For the past four competitions, all eight of the finalists were offered slots at that year’s festival.

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Recent Emerging Talent Competition finalists include Nigerian-born rapper Flohio, who features on the BBC’s Sound of 2019 list; R&B singer Izzy Bizu (a 2016 BRITs Critics’ Choice nominee and winner of the 2016 BBC Music Introducing Award); and singer-songwriter Declan McKenna, who won ETC 2015 and subsequently signed with Columbia and released a successful debut album.

The 2017 ETC winner was soulful singer Josh Barry, who has since toured with Rag’n’Bone Man and Gorgon City and is due to release his debut album this year.

Meanwhile, 2016 winners She Drew The Gun have received considerable acclaim for their politically-inspired psych-pop, with their latest album Revolution Of The Mind named among BBC 6 Music’s Top 10 albums of 2018.

Amy Field, events manager at PRS for Music, said: “Performing at Glastonbury Festival is a dream for many new artists, so I’m delighted for PRS for Music to be partnering with Glastonbury Festival once again on the Emerging Talent Competition, an amazing initiative that can make just that happen.

"I can’t wait to hear the music that comes out of this year’s edition.”

WINNERS: Last year's competition winners, She Drew The Gun, with Michael EavisWINNERS: 2016 competition winners, She Drew The Gun, with Michael Eavis

Vanessa Reed, CEO of the PRS Foundation, added: “The Emerging Talent Competition is an incredibly exciting opportunity for talented up and coming artists to receive vital support to develop their careers and perform at the legendary Glastonbury Festival.

"It has been fantastic to the see the progress of all the winners and runners-up through the years – whether signing major recording deals, touring nationally and international or securing syncs on major national TV advertising campaigns. Can’t wait to see which talented artists apply this year.”