Glastonbury 2020: Kendrick Lamar is now the bookies’ favourite headliner

 Glastonbury 2020: Kendrick Lamar is now the bookies’ favourite headliner

Kendrick Lamar is now the bookmakers’ favourite for Glastonbury 2020, with Sky Bet offering odds of 1/2 on the Grammy Award-winning artist headlining the Pyramid Stage at the festival’s 50th-anniversary next summer.

Taylor Swift is now considered the second-most likely to be one of the three headliners, though, with odds of 4/7, a headline appearance is still thought slightly more likely than when we reported she was the bookmakers’ favourite a few weeks ago at 4/6.

Kendrick Lamar was once the bookmakers’ favourite to headline Glastonbury 2019, though the headliners were eventually revealed to be Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure. Lamar has never appeared at the festival.

Paul McCartney currently remains Sky Bet’s third-favourite, while Fleetwood Mac are seventh and Led Zeppelin are 15th. This is despite Emily Eavis saying the latter two won’t be playing at last month’s Cheltenham Literary Festival.

Eavis also revealed two of the three Pyramid Stage headliners have never played at the festival before and one was yet to be booked. She also said the Other Stage headliners would be on a par with acts normally booked to headline the Pyramid.

As of November 11th 2019 and according to Sky Bet, the 20 most likely Pyramid Stage headliners are:

  1. Kendrick Lamar 1/2
  2. Taylor Swift 4/7
  3. Paul McCartney 8/11
  4. Aerosmith 9/4
  5. Foals 4/1
  6. The 1975 4/1
  7. Fleetwood Mac 5/1
  8. Arctic Monkeys 11/2
  9. Queen and Adam Lambert 6/1
  10. Biffy Clyro 7/1
  11. Madonna 7/1
  12. Spice Girls 8/1
  13. Coldplay 9/1
  14. Green Day 12/1
  15. Led Zeppelin 12/1
  16. Lady Gaga 14/1
  17. Ariana Grande 16/1
  18. Liam Gallagher (solo) 16/1
  19. Rage Against The Machine 16/1
  20. The Strokes 16/1

Coldplay remain in 13th-place despite frontman Chris Martin recently telling an Australian radio station the band won’t be playing at the festival.

Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only artists officially confirmed for the Glastonbury 50 line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.

The ‘Glastonbury 50’ book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary edition has reached the top position of the Sunday Times Bestseller List over the weekend.

Tickets for the event next June sold out in just 34 minutes last month, with 50 pairs held back and sold in a special ballot. More tickets will be available in resales held on April 16th and 19th 2020.

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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