‘Everybody coming to Glastonbury is ready for a good party, so the audience never disappoint.,’ says Ibibio Sound Machine’s lead vocalist Eno Williams.
‘It’s grown, its migrated, it’s viral… it’s gone from the underground to pop, and back to the underground. There’s no limit to music,’ says Inner City founding member Kevin Saunderson.
‘This place is magical. It’s such an honour to be here, I’m buzzing,’ says Tom Walker of playing Glastonbury Festival.
‘I just used my phone, filmed a load of stuff and made a video’ Crushed Beak’s guitarist and songwriter Matt Poile nonchalantly remarks about their latest promo.
‘Folk music is in a terrible state. I think there’re too many people who think they’re custodians of it,’ says 9Bach’s Martin Hoyland.
'I'm not sure how we fit into it all, but we were very lucky to be doing what we were doing at that particular time. It created a lot of opportunities for us,' says Tunng's co-founder Sam Genders.
‘Barriers are constantly being broken down and there is a growing audience for more and more challenging music,’ says atmospheric soundscaper Penelope Trappes.
‘We need creative hubs and spaces like this where not just musicians, but photographers, videographers, vloggers, influencers, have a creative space that they can access and the industry supports,’ says Corey Johnson.
‘It’s a bold move to try and get a room of people to shut up and listen to you,’ says Trash Kit’s Rachel Aggs.
Whether you’re a Glasto veteran or virgin, let these tips from those in the know help make this year’s festival your best experience yet…