Glastonbury Emerging Talent // Exposure

Glastonbury Festival unveils the eight acts that have made it through to the live final of this years Emerging Talent Competition

The acts are: Bossy LoveEarly GhostGillbanksHattie WhiteheadHenry GreenLady SanityMarcus McCoan and She Drew The Gun.

The eight acts were selected by Glastonbury judges from the longlist of 120 artists

Said Emily Eavis: “Once again, we’ve been impressed by both the quality and quantity of new music out there in the UK and Ireland, with thousands of talented acts entering this year’s competition. It was extremely tough to narrow the 120 acts on the longlist down to 8 finalists, but we’re really pleased with the group of acts we’ve ended up with. I can’t wait to see them play at the live finals.”

The eventual winners will perform a set on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival and 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.

The emerging talent competition has been run for the last eight festivals. Previous competitions has seen acts such as The Subways, Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Ellen and the Escapades, Declan McKenna, Shields, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, M+A, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Treetop Flyers, among others

[divider]Bossy Love[/divider]

A Glaswegian R&B duo comprised of singer Amandah Wilkinson and producer John Baillie Jnr  (you may recognize the name as the one-time Dananananaykroyd drummer)

Offering up a fusion of R&B, pop and a little funk.

[divider]Early Ghost[/divider]

A pysch-folk five piece from Brighton, influenced by The Doors and Spaghetti Western soundtracks

A laid-back vibe and nod to ’60s psychedelic folk


A London singer-songwriter, Sam Gillbanks. We would describe Gillbanks as grunge-pop.

[divider]Hattie Whitehead[/divider]

Born and raised in South West London, Hattie Whitehead is an acoustic folk artist taking influence from folk, jazz, soul, alternative – new and old. Her music comes across as soulful and heartfelt.

[divider]Henry Green[/divider]

Taking you on a journey to total chill! Henry Green is Vocal Chillout/Ambient artist with poetic lyrics

[divider]Lady Sanity[/divider]

Hailing from Birmingham Sherelle Robbins aka Lady Sanity, is a emcee with a story to tell. Citing influences from the greats like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliot.

[divider]Marcus McCoan[/divider]

Cornish Singer-Songwriter who performs as a 4 piece. Classy feel good pop performed with passion

[divider]She Drew The Gun[/divider]

Fronted by songwriter Louisa Roach, She Drew The Gun offer dreamy lyrical psych-pop from the banks of the Mersey. Portishead and Laura Marling spring to mind