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Grantham singer, 19, gets first gig at Glastonbury

A 19-year-old singer from Grantham will play at the Glastonbury Festival later this year.

Her name may not be too familiar yet, but Holly Humberstone is making big waves in the music industry.

Holly only started taking music seriously in June 2015 but she’s just landed the biggest gig of her career so far.

She started by uploading tracks to BBC Music Introducing and within a week Holly was called into a local radio station.

She’s got experiences at independent festivals like Barn on the Farm.

The station pushed her from there, getting her airtime on BBC Radio One and now a spot at Glastonbury.

“From a young age I loved listening to and making music. Sometimes I find the old songs I’d written when I was little, which really weren’t great looking back.”

Holly will play on the BBC Music Introducing stage.

“I was so shocked when I found out I got a place at Glastonbury,” the pop-folk singer told The Lincolnite. My family and friends were all so excited for me when they found out and I had a little cry.”

Holly performing for BBC Music Introducing in the East Midlands. Photo: Future Proof Films

Holly studies at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), following in the footsteps of bands like Circa Waves and The Wombats.

In between studying Holly is working on her debut album and finding her sound. She looks up to people like Ben Howard, Lorde and Julia Michaels.