Music Liberation is pleased to once again help announce the longlist for this years Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition 2019, as well highlight the three acts that we have chosen this time around. First, here's some more information from Glastonbury themselves:- 

We’re very pleased to announce the 90 acts on the longlist for our EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION 2019, which is supported by PRS for Music and the PRS for Music Foundation. These acts were picked by our judging panel, made up of 30 of the UK’s best online music writers.

We’d like to say a huge thanks to the many thousands of acts who entered the free contest, and the judges for helping to narrow them down to just 90 acts

Each of the bloggers has chosen their favourite three acts. They’re listed below, and check out the SoundCloud playlist of all the acts (apart from the acts who chose to enter a “private” track).
These acts will now be whittled down to a shortlist of just 8 acts who will compete at April’s live finals for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival.

The winners of the competition will also be awarded a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize, to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize.

So here's the three acts that Music Liberation has chosen to put forward this year:-


“Equally at home on the dancefloor or the indie club, Ekkah are Rebecca and Rebekah, a pop duo from Birmingham, who combine breathy vocals with funky basslines."

2. Elle Exxe

“Powerful and emotive pop from Scottish songwriter Elle Exxe, her tunes are heartfelt, mixing up synths with guitars with a dynamic stage presence.

3. Ed Whicher

“With a warm voice and positive outlook, singer-songwriter Ed Whicher delivers soothing reflective tracks over his plush acoustic guitar playing.

Listen to all of the acts below!And check out the full list here: