UPDATE: THE ENTRY PERIOD IS NOW OVER. BIG THANKS TO THE THOUSANDS OF ACTS WHO ENTERED - JUDGING WILL COMMENCE VERY SOON...
We're very pleased to announce our 2011 EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION, which will give new, unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland the chance to compete for a main stage slot at this year's Festival. Acts from any musical genre can follow in the footsteps of previous ETC entrants, who include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, We Have Band, the Golden Silvers, the Subways and last year's winners Ellen and the Escapades.
For the 2011 competition, acts will be able to enter FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from 9am on Monday, 10th January until 5pm on Monday, 17th January 2011 right here on the official website. Entries for ETC2011 will be FREE. To enter, you will simply need to supply us with a direct link to a web page where we can hear at least one of your songs (MySpace, official site, YouTube, SoundCloud etc).
Once the entries are in, a newly-recruited panel of 40 of the UK's best music bloggers (see below) will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of 10 artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in April decides the winning act.
Here is a list of the blogs our 40 blogger judges write for (some of the bigger ones are supplying more than one judge):
Cats band crushes - http://www.catsbandcrushes.com/
Bitter Fingers - http://bitterfingers.net/
Song by toad - http://songbytoad.com/
Illegal Tender - http://illegaltendermagazine.blogspot.com/
faded glamour - http://www.fadedglamour.co.uk/
Breaking More waves - http://breakingmorewaves.blogspot.com/
Dots and dashes - http://www.dotsanddashes.co.uk/
Pigeon post - http://thepigeonpost.wordpress.com/
Real horrorshow tunes - http://horrorshowtunez.wordpress.com/
Chemisty is dead - http://thechemistryisdead.com/
The music journal - http://the-music-journal.blogspot.com/
17 seconds - http://www.17seconds.co.uk
Ankia in London - http://www.anikainlondon.com/
battery in your leg - http://batteryinyourleg.com/
Crack in the road - http://www.crackintheroad.com/
Devil has the best tuna - http://besttuna.blogspot.com/
Flying with Anna - http://flyingwithanna.wordpress.com/
Hotcakes - http://likehotcakes.net/
When you awake - http://whenyouawake.com/
We write lists - http://www.wewritelists.com/
This music wins - http://www.thismusicwins.com/
Rich Hughes - http://richardjlhughes.co.uk/
Swear I'm not Paul - http://www.swearimnotpaul.com/
What's the ruckus - http://www.whatstheruckus.com/
moleskin 90 - http://moleskin90.blogspot.com
abeano Music - http://www.abeano.com
Put me on it - http://www.putmeonit.blogspot.com
Music like Dirt - http://www.musiclikedirt.com
Bass Music - http://www.bassmusicblog.com
Fucking Dance - http://www.fuckingdance.blogspot.com
Black Plastic - http://www.blackplastic.co.uk
Wears The Trousers - http://www.wearsthetrousers.
For Folk's Sake - http://www.forfolkssake.com
Music liberation - http://www.musicliberation.
Transparent - http://www.transparentblog.com
Dummy - http://www.dummymag.com/