Geordie band are also chuffed to shake Michael Eavis' beard

Frankie And The Heartstrings frontman Frankie Francis has said it was “nuts playing Glastonbury for the first time”, after the band performed on The Park Stage at the weekend.

The Mackem band admitted being thrilled to play at the event’s 40th anniversary on Saturday (June 26). Watch the NME video interview on your right now.

“People always talk about Glastonbury as the ultimate festival to go to and it’s always been an ambition of mine to come to Glastonbury,” said Francis. “But to actually come for the first time and play it is nuts. I can’t put it into words.”

Drummer David Harper also admitted that, despite the amount of stars hanging out backstage, the one person he was happy to meet was organiser Michael Eavis.

“We’ve walked past all these famous people who don’t give us the time of day, which is fair enough,” he said. “But seeing Michael Eavis, he’s the only person I wanted to meet and shake his beard.”

Make sure you buy the new issue of NME – out nationwide on Wednesday, June 30 – to get the definitive review of Glastonbury 2010, plus head to NME.COM/Glastonbury now to catch up on all the latest news, blogs, videos and pictures from the festival.