The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is set to take place at the usual Worthy Farm venue in Pilton, England from 26th to 30th June this year. The iconic music festival has been entertaining concert goers from around the world since 1970, when it cost only £1 and hosted the likes of Marc Bolan and Keith Christmas.
Over years, the Glastonbury lineup has grown to become a hot topic, with rumors and hearsay affecting how bookies set odds on who will play. This year is no different, with festival organizer Emily Eavis causing a stir when mentioning The Cure in a recent podcast discussion with singer-songwriter George Ezra. Eavis, who is the daughter of Glasatonbury founder Michael Eavis, said The Cure were one of the first ever bands she got into.
As a result, odds on The Cure headlining the festival have shot up to 4/11 on Skybet and 2/5 on 888sport.
The Killers are the next most popular bet, also getting strong 4/11 odds from Skybet and 1/2 odds from 888sport.
Speaking to the NME, a spokesman from 888sport said: “’Somebody Told Me’ that The Killers could be on for another Glastonbury headliner slot this year – so we’ve cut our odds after they’ve been well backed,” – referencing a song title from the popular Las Vegas rock group.
Other big names at the bookies include The Strokes, Fleetwood Mac, Arctic Monkeys and Madonna.
888sport are offering 6/4 odds on the Strokes, 5/2 on Arctic Monkeys and 4/1 on Fleetwood Mac.
Skybet offer 7/2 odds for The Strokes, 7/1 for Actic Monkeys and 5/1 odds on both Fleetwood Mac and Madonna.
Acts that have already been confirmed include British grime star Stormzy as first headliner for the Pyramid Stage, Janelle Monae topping the West Holts stage and Aussie superstar Kylie Minogue in the Sunday afternoon “Legends” slot.