Singer Josh Barry named winner of Glastonbury's 2017 Emerging Talent Competition

Singer Josh Barry named winner of Glastonbury's 2017 Emerging Talent Competition

London singer Josh Barry has been crowned the winner of Glastonbury's 2017 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation.

Barry won a slot on one of the festival’s main stages, plus a £5,000 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation, following the final at Pilton Working Men's Club on Saturday (April 22).

The judges - who included Michael and Emily Eavis, Glastonbury stage bookers and music business professionals - awarded the two runners-up positions to Young Yizzy and Flohio. Both MCs receive a £2,500 Talent Development prize from the PRS Foundation.

While announcing the winners, Michael Eavis also revealed that all eight finalists - Flohio, Josh Barry, Lilith Ai, Lucas & King, Silences, Tyni, WOWH and Young Yizzy - will be given slots at this year’s festival.

The finalists were selected by Glastonbury judges from the longlist of 120 artists which was compiled by 40 of the UK’s best online music writers.

The resale of general admission tickets for this year's festival, set for June 21-25, sold out in 20 minutes on Sunday (April 23). The event will be headlined by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran. 

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