BBC Introducing Stage returns to Glastonbury bursting with fresh talent
BBC Introducing today reveal the line-up for their stage at this year's Glastonbury festival. Packed full of fresh talent, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June, the BBC Introducing Stage will showcase 30 under-the-radar artists from around the UK and will also host a special guest each day.
The artists appearing on the stage represent the whole of the UK, with a diverse range of genres. The line-up also includes three headliners who are all acts that BBC Introducing have supported from the early days and are now taking it to the next level – from the soulful voice of Suffolk's Ed Sheeran on Friday, to The Good Natured's electro-pop on Saturday and the rock sounds of Leeds band Vessels closing the stage on Sunday. It is the fifth time that the BBC Introducing Stage has been at the festival, having launched itself at Glastonbury 2007.
Jason Carter, Editor, BBC Introducing, says: "The BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury is a great platform for artists sourced via the BBC Introducing Network. In addition to performing at one of the world's greatest festivals, the artists who grace the stage also gain further exposure through our commitment to filming, which means their music is seen and heard to those experiencing the festival at home."
The artists appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage across the weekend at Glastonbury 2011 are:
Sets from the stage are to be streamed online and highlights will be available to watch on the BBC Red Button across the weekend. Live music highlights from the BBC Introducing Stage are broadcast on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network and across BBC Local Radio.
BBC Introducing is a multi-platform initiative across Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio 1Xtra, the Asian Network, 40 BBC Local Radio stations and at bbc.co.uk/introducing – all working together to provide an internal network dedicated to supporting the hottest new talent from across the UK. The BBC Introducing Stage is now present at key UK music festivals throughout the year, including Glastonbury, T In The Park and Reading and Leeds.
Musicians can upload their music at bbc.co.uk/introducing for the possible opportunity of being broadcast on BBC Radio, which could lead to a slot on one of the BBC Introducing Stages.