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Andy Hickie through to Glastonbury Final

by Ben Davis on 29 February, 2008 | 5 comments

After being whittled down from 2500 entries, Wrexham’s Andy Hickie has made it through to become one of the 12 finalists of the Glastonbury New Talent 2008 competition. The final is being held on 29th and 30th March down in Pilton, Somerset (the closest village to the festival site) and on the judging panel will be Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, Q Magazine editor Paul Rees, BBC Radio DJ Huw Stephens and Sarah Boden from the Observer amongst other industry glitterati.

The winner of the competition will get to perform at the festival in June, on the Pyramid Stage.

Previous winners of the competition, who then went on to much success include Scouting For Girls (2007) and The Subways (2004). The Wrexham music scene has a warm connection with the Glastonbury ‘New Talen’ competition. Back in 2004 (when is was called ‘Unsigned’), Cream Tangerine made it through to the final 12 and received great praise from the Eavis family and industry folk alike.

Performing with him at the final will be his ‘Merry Maidens’ aka Laura Leigh, Stan Dickenson, Steff Owens, Gemma McHale, Ben Trow, Neal Thompson and Andy Daff.

Link: Glastonbury ‘New Talent’ website

Andy Hickie and some of the Merry Maidens

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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.


  1. thats awesome news well done hickie

  2. Great news. Well done, Andy!

  3. Well deserved “Stepping Stones” to greater things. Well done Andy.

  4. if you play the main stage you have to come on out of a giant dog-head. fact!well in sir.

  5. xxxxxxxx ! 😀

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