Bugg was headlining the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury at the same time as Chris Martin’s band were topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage.
The Nottingham singer-songwriter told the half-empt tent: “I appreciate you coming out when you could have been watching Coldplay.
“Or Earth, Wind & Fire, which is what I’d rather be seeing,” he added.
Bugg last performed at Glastonbury when he headlined the Other Stage in 2014. Since then, he has released his third album ‘On My One’, on which he worked with Beastie Boys‘ Mike D.
Quizzed in 2015 on what it’s like to work with the hip-hop star, Bugg replied: “It is a good idea to bounce ideas off someone and get an opinion. If he says it’s cool it is cool. He’s been playing me unheard Beastie Boys mixtapes.”