Meet the judges who will be deciding the fate of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition entrants for 2010!
MICHAEL EAVIS – Glastonbury
Michael Eavis hosted his first festival in 1970 which has developed into the Glastonbury Festival as it is known today.
EMILY EAVIS – Glastonbury
Emily Eavis is the youngest daughter of Michael Eavis and together they run the Glastonbury Festival. Emily has taken an increasing role in the organisation of the Festival and is passionate about new music.
NICK DEWEY – Glastonbury
Nick oversees music programming for Glastonbury Festival. Outside of Glastonbury, Nick manages Hot Chip, The Avalanches, Emiliana Torrini and Chemical Brothers for MBL Music.
MARTIN ELBOURNE – Glastonbury
Martin Elbourne has worked for 30 years in the music industry. He is co-founder of the Womad Festival, Director of the Great Escape and has been the main booker of Glastonbury for the last 15 years. Previously, Martin acted as agent to bands such as The Smiths, New Order and James
PAUL REES – Q
Paul Rees is the editor in chief of Q Magazine and has been for the past six years. During this time he has been mistaken for the drummer of U2 by Nancy Sinatra, called a “tosser” on Radio 1 by Madonna, and been threatened with legal action by both Kate Moss and Britney Spears. Prior to editing Q, he edited Kerrang! Magazine for three years. Aside from music, Paul is a keen and loyal fan of West Bromwich Albion FC, which has led some to question his judgement.
MALCOLM HAYNES – Dance Village Programmer
Malcolm Haynes is the Dance Village Programmer for Glastonbury Festival. Malcolm has been a dynamic force in the music scene for over 25 years. Based in Bristol, he has promoted highly successful club nights and gigs for the likes of Public Enemy, Cold Cut and Jill Scott. One of his current ventures is the world famous Pussy Parlure and The Parlure, which is a new and permanent addition to the Brighton Fringe Festival. Housed in a beautiful SPIEGEL tent it is present at more and more festivals each year. Malcolm has been programming the Dance Tent since its inception in 1995, overseeing its metamorphosis into the seven venue Dance Village.
PAUL CHARLES – Agent, Promoter, Manager & Beatle fan!
Paul Charles managed his first group, The BLUES by FIVE, when he was fifteen years old and his business card listed the number of the local telephone box in his native Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. His real education began when he took the role of manager, lyricist, roadie, sound-engineer and agent for the Belfast band Fruupp who were signed to Dawn Records and worked around the UK for several years in the early Seventies. Paul Charles is now the co-owner of Asgard, one of the longest established European booking agencies and concert promoters. He has worked as an agent with such artists as Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, Nanci Griffiths, Nick Lowe, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Crosby Stills & Nash and John Lee Hooker.
HUW STEPHENS– Radio One
Huw Stephens plays new, unsigned, emerging and DIY labels on BBC Radio 1 celebrating the best in independent music from across the UK. His monthly night “Huw Stephens Introducing…” happens on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Social on Little Portland Street in London. He also programmes the Lake stage at Latitude, comperes the main stage at Reading, and hosts the ‘Introducing’ stage at festivals. His own festival Swn happens across Cardiff venues in November. Huw presents a show on C2 on BBC radio Cymru on Monday and Tuesday at 10pm, concentrating on the thriving Welsh language music scene and the best new music from across the world… plus in any spare time he has after that, he writes and runs a label called ‘Am’.
Dave Henderson programs the Queen's Head at Glastonbury which has previously played host to Florence And The Machine, Elbow, Jason Mraz, The Wombats, Seasick Steve, Marina And The Diamonds, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cold War Kids, Kate Nash, Dengue Fever, Roisin Murphy, Shy Child, Noah And The Whale, Stornoway, We Have Band, Robin Hitchcock, The Aliens, Duke Special, The Horrors and lots more.
ANGUS BASKERVILLE– Live Agent (13 Artists)
Angus Baskerville is an agent at 13 Artists. 13 Artists represent a broad range of artists such as Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park, Duffy, Bloc Party, Paolo Nutini and Kate Nash. Before working as an agent Angus worked in music licensing and also enjoyed an extremely unsuccessful career in A+R at WEA London Records.
Philippa has been judging at the Glastonbury competition for four years. She has worked at BBC Radio One for seven years, with involvement across all shows. Philippa currently produces the Surgery and Radio One Campaigns.
A bit of a festival all rounder with experience of running everything from jazz to food festivals, Steve's first love is Glastonbury. He initially pitched up when he was 19, came back the next year and got a job on what was the forerunner of the Jazz World stage, working his way up to booking the bands. Taking off on a lengthy detour to become a booking agent, Steve has now returned to once again select the artists for the stage under its new moniker of West Holts.