Tom Meighan says headlining Glastonbury was better than ''any drug''.

The Kasabian rocker admits topping the bill at the iconic festival last summer was like going ''to Mars and back'' and he was delighted to prove wrong his critics who said they shouldn't be headliners.

He said: ''I felt like I had been to Mars and back. It felt amazing, better than any fucking drug. I remember being just like, 'Arrrrrghhh!'

''Glastonbury was a true moment, I felt a real sense of unity. I mean, the Leicester [homecoming] show on our tour was amazing. Everything fell into place - the crowd were our people. It was real tribal stuff. But Glastonbury was special because everyone sneered at us beforehand. But, I'm sorry, we owned that f***ing gig.''

Since the gig, the 'Eez-Eh' rockers think they have garnered more respect, though they still don't worry about their critics.

Tom added to Loaded magazine: ''Ah man, we're getting treated with far more respect, definitely with other artists, we've really noticed it.

''A lot more people have jumped on board now. I mean, there's still a lot who f***ing hate us, not that I could give a s**t mind. I'm not interested.

''I don't get down about it. I mean, not everyone likes Cristiano Ronaldo do they?''