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Congratulations to indie band Shields, who have placed second in this year’s Emerging Talent competition run by Glastonbury Festival!

Characterised by their colourful, energetic performances and powerful, dynamic indie with beautiful harmonies and catchy rhythms, Shields pitched their songs against seven other acts in the final event at a play-off at the Pilton Working Men’s Club near Glastonbury. The band placed an impressive second in the event, meaning both that they’re playing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival – rubbing shoulders alongside the likes of Kanye West and the Foo Fighters – and they’ve been given some extra funding to help with the release of their debut album How Can We Fix This in October.

This week Shields will be playing at the Arts Emergency event at Gateshead’s BALTIC and later in the month they’ll be playing at the Tyne Bar as part of Evolution Emerging. Both gigs will be brilliant warm ups for the experience at Glastonbury, where the group might be likely to play to their biggest ever audience (and will no doubt expand their quite a bit…)

It’s already been a huge year for the band so far but with this news, a string of high-profile dates and the LP release at the end of the year, it’s going to be a momentous year for Shields.

Shields play Arts Emergency at the BALTIC, Gateshead on Friday 1st May.

They play the Tyne Bar as part of Evolution Emerging on Saturday 23rd May.


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