Betting suspended on Fleetwood Mac playing Glastonbury as tickets sell out
Sunday 6 Oct 2013 1:58 pm Metro.co.uk
Bookies have suspended betting on Fleetwood Mac being named Glastonbury 2014′s headline act in the wake of the festival’s record ticket sales.
According to Ladbrokes the veteran rockers are now the hot favourites to be the main attraction on the Pyramid Stage next year, with odds of just 1-4 on them topping the bill.
And the odds put them way ahead of second favourites Daft Punk, who are currently 6-4 to make an appearance at Worthy Farm.
Other acts believed to be in the running are Depeche Mode at 6-4 and David Bowie at 3-1, followed by Elbow and Oasis who are currently neck and neck at 4-1.
Prince, Kasabian and Arcade FIre are also up among the main contenders, according to Ladbrokes – although more ambitious punters might prefer a wager on Susan Boyle who is currently a 100-1 outsider to headline.
Ladbrokes also appear confident of Glastonbury continuing to entertain festival-goers for some years to come – offering odds of 2-1 on the event continuing until at least the year 2020.
‘It looks like those lucky enough to get a ticket for Glastonbury 2014 will be watching Fleetwood Mac,’ said spokesperson Alex Donohue.
‘The good news for those who missed out is that the odds suggest the festival will run for years to come.’
Organiser Michael Eavis recently revealed that the headline acts for 2014 were ‘more or less in place’, hinting that they were Glastonbury newcomers.
‘They’re three bands who haven’t played Glastonbury – and that’s important,’ he said.
‘There aren’t many bands left who haven’t played the festival, and before we run out I’d like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down.’
Tickets for next year’s festival, which will take place from June 25-29, sold out in just one hour and 27 minutes when they went on sale on Sunday morning.
The line-up for the 2014 event will be announced in due course.