Martin with Bill Wyman backstage at Glastonbury

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees made their long awaited return to the greatest festival on earth today when they played a storming set to a packed Acoustic Tent at Glastonbury.

An early start after last night’s Liverpool gig meant breakfast on the tour bus with Martin providing the maltesers! En Route To Glastonbury - Maltesers all round! Pic by Kate     The Daintees arrive at Glastonbury 2013After passing through seemingly endless security gates on the way into the festival they chilled backstage while Jake Bugg (renowned for writing the second best song ever called Trouble Town) warmed up the crowd.

There was a huge buzz on Twitter and Facebook with countless messages wishing Martin and the band good luck for their first Glastonbury appearance since they played The Pyramid Stage in 1989! Rolling Stones! Glastonbury 1989

Helen McCookerybook managed to get some great pictures for us from backstage including the great shot of Martin and Rolling Stones legend Bill Wyman which has already been tagged “The Way-aye man and The Wyman”

Here they are playing Crocodile Cryer where they were joined by Martin’s talented daughter Phoebe on guitar.     The Daintees and Phoebe Stephenson at Glastonbury 2013 - Crocodile Cryer

Later in the set Helen joined Martin on-stage for a beautiful version of Airship

Drummer Kate Stephenson summed up the day beautifully for us … “A sea of smiling faces as Martin rocked the house. Wonderful vibe and amazing experience, leaving the festival now. Had the best time. Glasto la vista baby”

Here’s the setlist in full:

Little Red Bottle
Me & Mathew
Lilac Tree
Crocodile Cryer. (with Phoebe Stephenson)
California Star
Airship.  (with Helen McCookerybook)
Salutation Road
Wholly Humble Heart
Running Water

The Daintees at Glastonbury 2013 pic by Helen McCookerybook