Let’s Hear It For Emerging Talent
Photo by Tony Hardy
Sunday, West Holts Stage – 11:45 a.m.
The annual Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition gives UK-based unsigned artists the chance to win a spot on a main stage. Eight acts made it through to the live finals in April and winners, London-based Italians M+A, were rewarded with the opening Sunday morning slot on the West Holts stage which majors on dance acts. (Some of the other finalists, including Gibson Bull, Hero-Fisher, and Izzy Bizu, also found their way onto other stages.) Predictably, M+A drew a small initial crowd, but eventually won passersby over with their brand of percussive electro-pop, tempting a few early birds into throwing a few shapes down. Where they go from here is up to fate, but they’re working off some strong tunes, notably “Down the West Side” and “When”. –Tony Hardy