‘To me everything is political, and if you say it’s not political that’s a privileged choice to not have to interact with politics,’ says East-London’s Poppy Ajudha.
‘The best musical projects are where the individuals involved are pulling each other in different directions, and challenging each other’s weak points or unconscious tendencies,’ says Solo Collective’s Sebastian Reynolds.
‘All of my work, in some way or another, is informed by the place in which it was recorded. The outside just seeps in,’ says acclaimed composer and sound-artist Richard Skelton.
‘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.