Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition

0 Posted by - Mar 2, 2013 - News and MP3s

Stuck for something new to listen to??
How about a playlist of 120 tracks from the UK & Ireland’s finest unsigned acts, hand picked by 40 bloggers from the over 8,000 entries to the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition?

Ski Valley Mistress
In January, thousands of new bands, like Sky Valley Mistress (above) entered Glasto’s competition, by June one of them will stand beneath the most famous Pyramid outside of Giza.BEMU5ngCMAAwVwa

It is however a long road to Glastonbury’s main stage, they first had to tickle the ears of Music Like Dirt and 39 other music blogs who listened to 200 acts a piece. Each selected their favourite three to form a mammoth 120 strong “Emerging Talent Longlist“.
Next, Emily & Michael Eavis (pictured) plus others faced the unenviable task of whittling the 120 down to a final eight who’ll perform in the live final at Pilton Working Men’s club.

You can read the thoughts of what I’m reliably informed are “40 of the UK’s best music bloggers” over on the Glastonbury site, or listen to all 120 of their choices in one mighty playlist here – or 50 in the embedded player below.


From the 200+ songs I listened to, around twenty pushed for a place in the final three. Many had ONE great song but Sky Valley Mistress sneaked in with consistently top notch tunes.
Consistency isn’t a sexy word to sell a band but for any new act to have 3 songs I’d gladly listen to on repeat is rare.
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