Farmer appeared at Avalon Cafe at 7pm

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis made a surprise appearance on stage at Glastonbury Festival to sing a Rolling Stones song.

Eavis took the stage at the Avalon Cafe, where he appeared backed by a band providing live karaoke. The band leader introduced him as “The good farmer himself, Michael Eavis.”

Eavis then performed a rendition of ‘The Last Time’ by The Rolling Stones, throwing his arms up to rapturous applause at the end.

Last year, Eavis performed ‘Suspicious Minds’ in the same location at the same time. The Rolling Stones headlined Glastonbury 2013.

The gates to Glastonbury 2014 opened at 8am yesterday (June 26). A limited musical programme runs tonight before the festival begins in earnest tomorrow, with headliners Arcade Fire.