Glastonbury Festival – the biggest music event of the year – is just over four months away.
Earlier today (16 February), Coldplay were announced as the festival's Sunday headliners, historically becoming the first act to top the bill on four separate occasions.
With a question mark surrounding the identity of the final two headliners, there's no better time to delve into the pool of rumours and bookies odds to discern who could be standing tall on the Pyramid Stage come June.
Foo Fighters - 5/4
Considering they were due to headline last year before Dave Grohl's antics saw him hurl himself off a stage and break his leg, a headline slot at this summer's Festival seems only fair. Saying that, a band as reputable as Foo Fighters may have already been booked up meaning fans would have to wait another year (at least) to see the Foos work their Glasto magic.
UPDATE: Michael Eavis has confirmed that all three headline acts are British, ruling out Dave Grohl and co.
Muse - 7/4
During promotion for their Grammy award-winning album Drones, Muse told Q they would love to return to Glastonbury having headlined the Festival twice previous (in 2004 and 2010). "We're all hoping we get to do it on this album," frontman Matt Bellamy said, despite reports suggesting the Devonshire musicians are all but confirmed; were they merely throwing us a decoy?
Adele - 1/5
In October, Adele appeared to rule herself out of the running. Speaking to Capital FM, she said: "I think I have made myself pretty clear on Glastonbury. The crowds are too big; I don't know if I could do it." Yet, the rumours keep swirling. The Eavis' have made no secret they've been trying to get the singer for years – and with her third record 25 as much of a success as was expected, Adele's festival time could be now.
The Stone Roses - 7/4
A fairly late addition to the rumour mill are The Stone Roses, who cooked up a frenzy after unexpectedly announcing a string of shows at Manchester's Etihad Stadium – the dates of which comfortably precede the weekend of Glastonbury. Having never played before, let alone headlined (they pulled out in 1995 after guitarist John Squire broke his collarbone), could the Madchester scene be making a resurgence in Somerset this summer?
Radiohead - 11/2
With the announcement of a new album, and a headline set fixed for Primavera (the Spanish version of Glastonbury), an appearance for Thom Yorke and co. wouldn't be the world's most surprising occurrence. They've headlined twice before with their 1997 performance being cited as one of the festival's high points.
AC/DC - 7/2
Quite why AC/DC are continually bandied around as potential Glasto headliners could be attributed to their rock star contemporaries Metallica who headlined a storming, if divisive, set back in 2014; consequently becoming a firm headline favourite last year, their slashed odds simply mean they shouldn't be counted out.
Rihanna - 7/1
If Kanye West's appointment last year proved anything, it's that anybody could headline this year (unless you're Miley Cyrus – thankfully, Michael Eavis shut those rumours down). Rihanna's world tour, which kicks off next month, comes to London in June with a break scheduled for Glastonbury weekend. Let's not forget how Beyoncé put on one hell of a show back in 2012 – could the stage be set for Rihanna?
The Last Shadow Puppets - 10/1
A long-shot, perhaps, but if it's an act with a loyal fanbase you're after, this duo fits the bill. Comprised of Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner (who's well-versed in Glasto fervour having headlined twice before) and his solo musician pal Miles Kane, the two have a long-gestating sophomore album due for release this coming April; more than enough time for fans to get to grips with the songs.
Glastonbury Festival will take place from 22-26 June. Re-sale opens up in Spring. Odds were provided by oddschecker.Reuse content