Josh Barry will be returning to Glastonbury for his second year running – this time as winner of the 2017 emerging talent competition.

He brings an uplifting and dance-oriented brand of soul to his music, and is definitely on the up, with other festival appearances last year including Coachella, SXSW, Ultra, Reading & Leeds, Wireless, Hard Summer, Pukklepop, EDC and Future Festival.

He not only scoops a coveted slot at the festival-of-all-festivals, but he also walks away with a £5,000 talent development prize from the PRS.

Barry took the top slot after being longlisted by an industry panel of 40 music professionals and then selected from 120 others to be in the final eight who performed at Pilton in front of the competition judges last night (Sat 22 April).

“I don’t think I can find the words for tonight but I thank every single one of you for making it possible. To my band, my team and my family, I am so grateful. See you at Glastonbury!”

Spitting out grime-flavoured raps, 24-year-old London-based Flohio took one of the two runner-up slots at the finals, meaning she takes a £2,500 PRS prize home as well as also being assured of a place on a Glastonbury stage.

She’s recently been one of the Dazed & Confused Dazed100, so definitely another rising talent to keep an eye on.

The other £2,500 prize went to Young Yizzy, another south Londoner with a gritty story to tell and with 20,000+ views on his recently released video for ‘This is Life’ there are clearly plenty of people out there keen to listen.

However, in the words of Hot Choclolate, ‘everyone’s a winner, baby…’

Because Michael Eavis announced after the top three names were announced that all eight finalists will get a slot somewhere at the festival.

So look out and listen up for shows from WOWH, Lilith Ai, Tyni, Lucas & King, and Silences.

Here at Flyer Towers we firmly believe festivals should be a time to explore and find new bands and songs to enjoy – so step away from the main stages every so often and soak up something a little different.

Facebook Posts

14 hours ago

Josh Barry

If 6 was 9...

#brixton show no.2 ✔️
Thank you for all the lovely feedback. It really means the world to me.
Ready for the last London show tomorrow....

Thank you to @emilyrosegrant for styling me... feeling like a pimp with no stock but a beautiful lady
💜🙏🏾
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If 6 was 9... 

#brixton show no.2 ✔️
Thank you for all the lovely feedback. It really means the world to me. 
Ready for the last London show tomorrow....

Thank you to @emilyrosegrant for styling me... feeling like a pimp with no stock but a beautiful lady
💜🙏🏾

 

Comment on Facebook

Brilliant show tonight! Such a soulful voice💛

‘A pimp with no stock’ 🤣🤣🤣 lol.. looking smooth mr J! Hope it’s been amazing - you 🌟

Saw you last night. Thought you were awesome. Hope to see you again

U were amazing tonight

You were fab!!! Great gig!

Saw u in Manchester. Although I think u was nervous u sang beautifully. X

Saw you last night, you have a new fan!!!!!

You were freaking awesome last night!! X

Excellent show tonight

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14 hours ago

Lucas & King

Back from Liverpool, thanks to everyone for a great time ( Mark Goose Ainsworth, Ian McHale, Julie Anne Unsworth, Mel Underwood)
❤️
Our next gig will be this Sunday at The Talking Heads supporting the Worry Dolls, Jack Francis will also be playing!
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Back from Liverpool, thanks to everyone for a great time ( Mark Goose Ainsworth, Ian McHale, Julie Anne Unsworth, Mel Underwood)
❤️ 
Our next gig will be this Sunday at The Talking Heads supporting the Worry Dolls, Jack Francis will also be playing!

23 hours ago

Silences

Our new single is here! Thanks to all involved.

L . A

Save to your Spotify playlist - hyperurl.co/lso1pt
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L.A.

 

Comment on Facebook

Excellent boys 😊 love the video too ! Creepy 😈😃

Fantastic stuff guys!

Best track by FAR

banging tune boys keep them coming

Ecellent video and song.

Laura Jane

Doni rattlin' the bass! 😀

Lee Lester finally you can see it 😂

Well lads you know my thoughts on ur music and the band

Lol

Keep up the hard work it’s a credit to you all

Class conchur 👍

Nice one lads

Look forward to hearing it live later lads. Well done 👏🏻

Unreal fellas!

Brigid you're such a meddler. Typical Shine.

My favourite one yet guys! Well done 😁

Lee Fearnon

Sick track lads!

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2 days ago

Josh Barry

Only a few hours until I'm back on stage and I cannot wait
@iamrationale @ragnbonemanuk

Here's a photo from the @o2academyggow by @joshzoo
Thank you to @emilyrosegrant for the styling - always making sure I look like a badass mudda... 💜🙏🏾
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Only a few hours until Im back on stage and I cannot wait 
@iamrationale @ragnbonemanuk 

Heres a photo from the @o2academyggow by @joshzoo 
Thank you to @emilyrosegrant for the styling - always making sure I look like a badass mudda... 💜🙏🏾

 

Comment on Facebook

I was front row for last night and you were absolutely amazing!!

U were great loved your music great night

You were awesome we all loved your music! Well done and good luck with your music

Just standing in front of the stage right now you're great!!

You were great last night can't wait till you release your album will def be buying it. 🙂

Fantastic last night 😀

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2 days ago

Silences

Tomorrow is the day. LA is released and we play Bar sub, Belfast. Some tickets still available! Bring some extra pennies and get the limited edition merch. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is the day. LA is released and we play Bar sub, Belfast. Some tickets still available! Bring some extra pennies and get the limited edition merch.

3 days ago

Lilith Ai

Tonight we play the social, little Portland st. 8:30 ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight we play the social, little Portland st.  8:30

4 days ago

Lucas & King

Merseyside ✌🏻 thanks for the photo Mark Goose Ainsworth 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Merseyside ✌🏻 thanks for the photo Mark Goose Ainsworth 😊
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