Glastonbury Festival gig night in search for talent

Emily Eavis wants to unearth new bands for the festival

Glastonbury Festival gig night in search for talent

24 October 2007

The night, called Holy Cow in a reference to Glasto, will showcase new and unsigned acts with the best finds to be offered slots at the legendary festival next June. 

It launches tonight (Wednesday) at London's The Social and features Envy Corp and Vampire Weekend, after which organiser Emily Eavis will be looking for new bands to book.

She told the BBC: "As a festival, we would really like to lead the way in new music.

"We're really after unsigned acts and finding the best new acts from all corners of the country and beyond."

A certain number of bands will be booked for some of the festival's smaller stages, but Emily has hinted there's nothing to stop them playing a main stage in future.

She said: "The aim is to collect as many new bands as possible throughout the year and build up a strong roster of new acts."

"We've had some brilliant debut sets throughout the years, where bands start at Glastonbury on a very small stage and end up playing the Pyramid in a few years."

Acts wanting to appear at Holy Cow should contact organisers via its MySpace page. It takes place tonight at The Social, Little Portland St, London. 

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