Glastonbury Headliner Odds
Every year, around November millions around the UK & Ireland look to cement their place at the Glastonbury Festival, tickets are some of the most sought after tickets in the world and the question of who will headline Glastonbury Festival? Is asked all-year round. There are three headliner acts during the Glastonbury Festival but the main attraction is the final act of each day on the Pyramid Stage. However, when tickets are bought, nobody knows who will headline Glastonbury or who most of the acts are going to be - it's virtually a lucky dip! That is why the betting market for who will headline Glastonbury Festival is so popular.
Last year, there was a lot of controversy behind the headline acts at Worthy Farm has there were no female headliners across the weekend, despite Lizzo, Becky Hill and Carly Rae Jepsen all performing at the festival. The headlines of the festival were Arctic Monkeys, Guns N Roses and Elton John, all of whom worthy of the headline slot but many wished to see at least one female representative as headliners.
Glastonbury Festival 2024 Headliner Odds
If it's female headliners that the people want, there are plenty of representatives in the running for Glastonbury 2024 with Dua Lipa, Madonna, Pink and Rihanna all in the top five positions of the betting market as tickets were sold. Of course, many headliners will bring on a surprise guest, Elton John brought out four but they weren't quite the glitzy names that were rumoured, instead of Dua Lipa and Harry Styles we got Jacob Lusk of Gabriels, Stephen Sanchez, Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Rina Sawayama, who had already done a set at Glastonbury on the other stage. Instead of surprises in 2023, could we see Styles and Dua Lipa at Glastonbury 2024?
Last year, Arctic Monkeys were overwhelming favourites to headline Glastonbury and it came as no surprise when they were announced. Guns N Roses and Elton John were both high in the odds as well, with both sitting under evens before they were announced. If the same was to happen in 2024, the headliners would include Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Madonna, who all sat at betting odds of 1/4 when the betting market opened, you can find their current odds in the market above.
Who else could headline Glastonbury?
Headlining Glastonbury is a major accomplishment for an artist, there is a reason that Elton John decided to do his final ever UK show at that venue. Some of the HUGE names that are also high in the betting odds include the Spice Girls, Rhianna and the Rolling Stones. Each of those names could easily headline the Pyramid Stage and it's likely that we would see massive crowds for each performer.
We might even see an on-the-day surprise similar to last year where a surprise group called the Churnups were advertised but turned out to the the Foo Fighters in one of the highlights of the festival.
One thing is for sure and that is that the headliners won't disappoint, even if the organisers of Glastonbury wished to demonstrate the 'new era', the likes of Sam Fender, Olivia Rodrigo and Dave are all in the running if the latest odds are to be believed.
Who has headlined Glastonbury in the last five years?
| Year | Artists | |:---:|:---:|:---:| | 2023 | Arctic Monkeys, Guns N' Roses & Elton John | | 2022 | Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney & Kendrick Lamar | | 2021* | Coldplay | | 2020* | Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar | | 2019 | Stormzy, The Killers & The Cure |
*Note: Event cancelled.
Who has headlined Glastonbury the most?
How can I predict the Glastonbury headliners?
Guessing the Glastonbury headliners isn't always as simple as it appears, if it was, there wouldn't be a betting market. However, there are a number of ways that you can determine if someone will headline the festival.
Check their tour dates: Typically, a headliner will have a tour around the same time as Glastonbury and dates will be left blank on that tour during the Glastonbury Festival. For example, if an artist has the Saturday of the Festival free but is in Brussels on the Sunday, it's unlikely that they'll play. However, if an artist has purposefully left the days of the festival free, you would expect to see them at Glastonbury, case and point, Arctic Monkeys from their 2023 tour.
It is worth noting that after both the Arctic Monkeys and Lewis Capaldi battled through medical issues in 2023, the number of artists touring the week before Glastonbury 2024 may change, so be sure to look at the dates of the odds on favourites before betting.
Have they mentioned Glastonbury or played before?: The number of artists that give away sneak previews that they are playing Glastonbury would surprise you. Of course, this doesn't mean they are going to be the headline act but it does give you a little bit of an inclining on who will be at the festival.
The organisers at Glastonbury tend to prefer artists who they have worked with before, they know exactly what they'll get and the crowd tends to be excited when they arrive at the Pyramid Stage. So check to see if an artist has played the venue before, if not, have they openly spoken about playing Glastonbury in the past, these can be hints that take you beyond the current odds for Glastonbury 2024.
Glastonbury Festival Headliner Odds Betting details
Bets settled on the singer/band announced to headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday in 2024. Solo acts who are also part of a band will be settled as per official announcement. A band will not be settled as a winner if an artist/s are performing on their own and an artist will not be settled as a winner if they are performing as part of a band. Guest appearances will not count as winners. Appearances in the 'Legends Slot' will not count as a winning outcome.