The world-famous Glastonbury festival has long been so popular that it can sell out all its tickets without announcing a line-up. Nevertheless, speculation is always over who exactly will be appearing at the event.
Alone among the major bookmakers, SkyBet is offering odds on who will headline the festival this year. Current favourites to appear on any of the three nights are The Cure and The Killers, both at 4/9, with Queen and Adam Lambert close behind at 2/1.
Though most would agree that these three acts are somewhat past their peaks, each would draw considerable attention and excitement.
An appearance by Queen and Adam Lambert certainly has the potential to be a real “Glastonbury moment”. The band are currently riding a wave of renewed public interest, fuelled largely by the enormous success of biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Rami Malek’s Oscar-winning portrayal of former lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Betting Markets Predicted Stormzy
The odds have so far proved to be a good guide to predicting this year’s line-up. Back in October we reported that the favourites were Stormzy and The Cure, both at ⅓. Since then Stormzy has been confirmed as a headliner. Madonna, previously at 6/1 is now at 11/2, the same odds as legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac. Paul McCartney, previously an odds-on favourite at 8/11 has slipped to 10/1.
The first Glastonbury festival took place in 1970 but only became a regular event in the 1980s. Now 175,000 people attend Glastonbury, and the festival has long established itself as one of the major cultural events in the British calendar. Australian singer Kylie Minogue has already been confirmed for the so-called “legend’s slot”, early evening on the final day of the festival.