The Rolling Stones did not fail to impress at their much-anticipated debut performance at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

Lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, along with his band mates, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarists Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, treated more than 170,000 fans at the event with their hits including Jumpin' Jack Flash, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It), and Paint It Black for two hours.

Jagger, who will celebrate his 70th birthday on 26 July, dazzled in a green and gold sequinned blazer, and showed off his moves on stage.

"I want to thank you for coming to our shows for 50 years," Jagger told the audience, adding, "If this is the first time you have ever seen the band, do come again."

Richards said the band was "destined to play Glastonbury."

"I look upon it as a culmination of our British heritage," he said, "It had to be done and it's going to be done, and we'll see what happens, you know."

Festival organiser Michael Eavis told the BBC that the band were "the highlight of 43 years of Glastonbury".

"They finally did it, and it was fantastic. My God, did they deliver," he said.

Other performances that took place at the festival include Primal Scream, Elvis Costello and Laura Mvula.

Scroll down to take a glimpse at the event in pictures...

Viewers in the UK can relive the event on the BBC iPlayer.

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters
Ronnie Woods and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters
Mick Jagger (L) and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters
Lead singer of the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters
Singer Elvis Costello performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters
Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters
A member of the crowd holds a lifesize cutout of Queen Elizabeth at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters
Festival goers watch Primal Scream perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 29, 2013.Reuters