Glastonbury 2015 line-up: Foo Fighters and Coldplay named favourites to headline

Taylor Swift and The Libertines are also in with a look-in for Worthy Farm

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With just months to go until the Glastonbury line-up is revealed, Foo Fighters have emerged as the favourites to headline the Worthy Farm shindig.

Dave Grohl’s band of rockers are yet to be confirmed for the famous festival, but bookmakers are backing them to top the bill along with Coldplay, Prince and Queen.

Last year, Grohl told NME that the Foos were “overdue” a Glastonbury slot after last performing there in 1998.

“It’s an iconic festival,” he said. “I just tell everyone if they need a band, we’re pretty good. They should give us a call. See what happens.”

Co-organiser Emily Eavis responded warmly to their comments, saying that the festival would “love to have the Foo Fighters back”.

 

Paddy Power has put odds of 5/4 on Foo Fighters headlining Glastonbury, with AC/DC at 6/1, Florence and the Machine at 8/1 and an Oasis reunion at 12/1.

Festival rumours website eFestivals seems most convinced that Coldplay will top the Pyramid Stage for a third time and has listed them as “To Be Confirmed” on the line-up. They correctly predicted Kasabian and Metallica’s headline gigs last year, ages before they were announced.

Lionel Richie is the only confirmed act so far, along with possibly the Dalai Lama (for a talk, not a rock concert). Taylor Swift is strongly rumoured, as are Ella Eyre, Fatboy Slim and The Libertines.

Fleetwood Mac were early favourites to headline but are reportedly “unavailable” to perform.

Glastonbury runs from 24-28 June in Pilton, Somerset. Tickets sold out in record time last October.

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