One of the Glastonbury Festival organisers Emily Eavis is launching a new regular gig night in London tonight.
The Holy Cow nights seek new and unsigned bands to play – with the best to be offered a slot to play at next year’s Somerset festival, which is taking place June 27-29.
Emily Eavis, the daughter of the festival’s founder owner Michael told BBC News: “As a festival, we would really like to lead the way in new music. The aim is to collect as many new bands as possible throughout the year and build up a strong roster of new acts”.
She added: “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.”
The Courteeners and Vampire Weekend are playing the first Holy Cow night at London’s Social Club tonight.
Eavis is looking for new talent to play at future Holy Cow gigs, acts wanting to appear should contact organisers through the Holy Cow MySpace page here.