Glastonbury announce winners of Emerging Talent Competition 2020

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Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition 2020

R.A.E has won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition 2020, Getintothis’ Siân Ellis reports.

Glastonbury have announced the top three artists of the Emerging Talent Competition 2020.

The news comes after weeks of deliberating between 15 judges, who are all music business professionals. Among the judging panel was Emily Eavis and Glastonbury’s Head of Music Programming, Nick Dewey.

After thousands of artists applied to take part in the Emerging Talent Competition, 90 acts were initially picked to feature on the longlist.

The next step in the process was to whittle this number down to just 8 acts, which included Liverpool band Courting, whose frontman Sean joined us on Getintothis Live last night (Wednesday 18 June).

Other artists to make it to the top 8 where Deep Cuts alumni Tabitha Jade and Foundlings and Nia Wynn.

The three acts who have made it to the top will perform at Glastonbury 2021, as well as receive a grant from PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music. In addition, finalists will receive a PRS Foundation Talent Development Prize.

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The winners were revealed via the Glastonbury Twitter page, revealing the acts individually from 3rd place to 1st.

The top three acts of the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition 2020 are as follows:

3. Matilda Mann

West London-based singer-songwriter Matilda Mann was the first to be announced as a top three act in the Emerging Talent Competition 2020.

The news was revealed on the Glastonbury Twitter page. The post revealing Matilda Mann in 3rd place was the first announcement made to kick things off. The tweet also discloses that Mann will receive a £2500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

Matilda Mann retweeted the announcement showing her appreciation to be picked as a top three contender, adding that the opportunity to play at Glastonbury is a “Dreammmm come true”.

 

2. AJIMAL

The second act to be announced is Newcastle artist AJIMAL. In addition to playing Glastonbury 2021, AJIMAL joins Matilda Mann in receiving £2500 a PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.

AJIMAL also retweeted the announcement showing his gratitude, commenting that “This is amazing and currently entirely surreal”. 

 

1. R.A.E

The winner of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2020 is South East London artist R.A.E. The decision was made after R.A.E “wowed the judges with her vibrant hip-hop & R&B!”

R.A.E will perform on Glastonbury‘s main stage in 2021 as well as receive a £5000 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize. R.A.E retweeted the announcement, adding the comment YOU’RE JOKINGG!! OMDS. THANK YOU WOW!!”

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