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GFM Songwriting Contest

Glastonbury FM Songwriting Contest 2018
For the Ben Kench Trophy

Glastonbury FM's Fifth song writing competition for the Ben Kench Trophy. We are giving listeners from the South West a great opportunity to play some of the best festivals in the area and some other great prizes. 
The Final will be held a little later this year at the Bocabar on Saturday 2nd June

To enter pay your entry fee by clicking the Get Ticket link on this page and pay for your entry/entries then email your entry to
How to enter

1] Click the appropriate Entries Link on this page

2] Buy the Entry that represents your entry

One Song Adult £10

Two Song Adult £15

One Song Concession £7

Two Song Concession £10

3] Email your song/ songs to

Concessions are for all in full time education, the unwaged or over 65's

You can also post your entry to

Glastonbury FM Songwriting Contest

The Red Brick Building Centre
Morlands Enterprise Park
Morlands Road

These are prizes that a national competition would offer and entries are limited to a 25 mile radius of Glastonbury, the span of acts we have on Thursday Live. We as a radio station are proud of our local music scene and pleased to be a part of it. All entries get played on the radio station and a large number of the acts end up with a live session on Glastonbury FM.

Entries for the contest close on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 2300. Finalists will be announced on Wednesday 25th April.

The prizes are:

To play on the awesome new GFM Stage at this year’s Godney Gathering amongst a Stella line up of acts in this widely acclaimed one day music festival on a prime slot and a festival which will sell out headliners of the Festival are Feeder. 

To play at the wonderful Sat in a Field Festival now returning after a break which is a friendly event held just outside Cheddar. Announced so far are Dr and the Medics, Dr Meaker, From the Jam and Gaz Brookfield. 

To play at Glastonbury Calling 2018 a great multi venue festival which has grown over recent years and runs across the great venues in town.

An acoustic or band slot at 


September 22, 2018
Come join us, meet up and interact with some of the best festivals, radio stations, record labels, studios, promoters, venues and more in Somerset and beyond. If you are a musician bring your EPK, CDs, and emails to share, **festivals have not booked bands yet so this is your chance!** Music fans come check out and book festivals, meet radio presenters and mingle. There is a cafe for food and drinks. Guest speakers will be announced soon. We are raising funds for Dorothy House.
This is a great chance to play in front of many festival organisers before they book their line ups for 2019

On all of the above festival prizes they include event passes for the acts.
All entries will be played on the radio.

We will have a finals night for the top selected entries at the amazing Bocabar Venue in Glastonbury on Saturday 2nd June for you to perform your entry a great chance for all our finalists and they will also get a chance to play a session on Thursday Live our show which covers the local music scene presented by Ian Liversidge.

Concession fees are for all people in full time education, the unemployed and over 65's. Songs will be judged by an experienced panel of songwriters.
All entry fees go towards Glastonbury FM. 

Last years winner Nicholson Heal on the GFM Stage at The Godney Gathering