The Waterboys - best known for their hits The Whole Of The Moon and Fisherman's Blues

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are Glastonbury veterans, and ready to spend their 12th year hanging out at Worthy Farm.

Folk-rock star Mike Scott, of Waterboys fame, says he has one big regret about meeting his biggest musical inspiration, David Bowie.

Speaking ahead of his Saturday night Acoustic Stage performance, Scott told Sky News that when he came face to face with his hero, he said, "Hello Dave," adding: "it was a bit cheeky of me".

He went on: "I remember he was recommending that I listen to The Pixies, which was his favourite band at the time.

"He was cool. I wish I'd met him after one of my shows when he came to see us play.

"He came to see us play in New York in a theatre just after 9/11. And someone told me just before the concert started,

'David Bowie is sitting at the table just in the balcony there'... The first few songs I was suddenly thinking about a lot."

Inspired by Bowie, as well as Bob Dylan and the Beatles, Scott said the artists impressed him with their capacity to transform:

the entire range of my voice is gone today. i thought i could push through like we did last night. but it’s gone.

i love you and i am so sorry and i know i will see you again soon.”