A record-setting year
The world’s most famous music festival has been and gone for another year. Glastonbury Festival in Somerset closed out on Sunday with Elton John’s last UK performance ever and estimations suggest it was the largest crowd in the Pyramid Stage’s long history.
The rest of the festival proved a huge success too with the Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses also setting the Pyramid Stage alight with headline performances. On the other stages, new stars such as Loyle Carner and Fred Again also proved a firm favorite with sun-drenched festival goers.
Rick Astley teamed up with Blossoms for a surprise set of The Smiths covers
There were surprises galore this year too. A mysterious lineup announcement called The Churnups turned out to be legends of rock Foo Fighters. Meanwhile, Foos frontman Dave Grohl appeared twice more for other bands and Rick Astley teamed up with Blossoms for a surprise set of The Smiths covers.
With this year prompting more excitement and TV viewers than ever before (streamed 50.3 million times across BBC platforms), all attention is now turning towards next year. So, for those interested in grabbing a ticket to the hottest show in town, VegasSlotsOnline News has found out who is likely to headline according to betting odds.
Taylor Swift -138
The favorite to headline next year is probably unsurprising to most.
Pop sensation Taylor Swift is currently on her Eras Tour which is virtually sold out worldwide. She is in the prime of her career and has never played Glastonbury Festival before, making her a perfect candidate for a headline slot in 2024.
Not only that, Swift was supposedly confirmed to play Glastonbury before the festival was postponed due to the pandemic in 2021. It is also rumored that she agreed to play in 2023 but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
Eavis also hinted towards a Swift headline spot
Festival organizer Emily Eavis also hinted towards a Swift headline spot after confirming that the festival did have a female headliner this year but that they had to pull out. She made the comments in response to criticism for the all-male headliner lineup.
Sportsbooks have the Pennsylvanian popstar at odds of -138 to headline in 2024, making her the firm favorite.
Second up in the list of potential 2024 headliners are Coldplay at odds of +150.
The UK rock/pop band have played Glastonbury a staggering six times before. In fact, the first stage the band played was New Tent in 1999 (now called Woodsies) when they were just starting out in the industry.
In terms of headline slots, Coldplay is tied for the most appearances at the top. The band have played the Pyramid’s top slot four times before. Their most recent set in 2016 was one for the ages, with their now trademark colored bracelets lighting up Worthy Farm.
Coldplay are currently on their Music of the Spheres Tour, their eighth concert tour in support of their ninth studio album with the same name. It was their first return to live music since the COVID-19 pandemic and could set them up nicely for a Glastonbury showing in 2024.
If the past is anything to be learned from, then Coldplay are certainly a good bet for a Glastonbury headline slot any year.
Dua Lipa +175
Most might consider Albanian/British pop star Dua Lipa an outside shot for a 2024 headline slot, but sportsbooks clearly think she is in which a good chance.
Dua Lipa completed the tour for her Future Nostalgia album in November last year, meaning she is currently either taking some well-earned rest or working on future releases. If the latter, it could be that Glastonbury 2024 could coincide nicely with the release of some new music, making her a good headliner candidate.
she did play the John Peel tent in 2017, drawing one of the biggest crowds
The 27-year-old has never headlined Glastonbury but she did play the John Peel tent in 2017, drawing one of the biggest crowds of the festival when doing so. Since then she has gained a substantial additional following, her last release being the fastest female album to reach 10 billion streams on Spotify.
Many actually predicted the pop star would make an appearance this year as part of Elton John’s set due to their collaboration on Cold Heart. Sadly, she clearly had better things to do, but perhaps she will make up for it in 2024 with a slot of her own.
Foo Fighters +175
Much like Coldplay, if there is anyone who is a good bet to turn up at Glastonbury it’s the Foo Fighters, specifically their frontman Dave Grohl.
Frankly, the man loves Glastonbury
Since the pandemic canceled 2021’s festival, Grohl has now appeared at both editions, playing with Paul McCartney in 2022 and appearing on three separate times this time around (see intro). Frankly, the man loves Glastonbury, and it seems evident that he would jump at the opportunity to headline.
The Foos have already headlined the festival in 2017 and sent the crowd wild with their stereotypically long set of wall-to-wall bangers. This year, they played the Pyramid Stage under the moniker The Churnups in an earlier slot on the Friday, and it was evident from the crowd reaction that they would have been happy if they played all night long.
The Foos have just announced UK tour dates for 2024 around the usual time of Glastonbury meaning they will be in the country. Sportsbooks have given Grohl a +175 of taking the ultimate Pyramid Stage slot.
What kind of VSO News roundup would it be without an outside shot? And this one is the mother of all longshots.
As most fans of rock music know, Brit Pop legends Oasis broke up in 2009 after a legendary row between frontmen and brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher. The pair had fought for years, and it all proved too much during a festival in Paris resulting in one smashed guitar and a broken band.
their separate musical endeavours have proven very successful
Fans of the rock & roll stars have been desperate for them to reunite for years even though their separate musical endeavors have proven very successful. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have just completed their new album Council Skies, and Liam Gallagher has just released his new concert film Knebworth 22 after a successful string of solo albums.
Nonetheless, some media reports suggest that the brothers have set their differences aside and may be ready to hit the road again together. According to some very dubious rumors, they are planning a string of headline dates at the Knebworth House estate, where they performed in 1996. If that happens then a Glastonbury headline slot is in the cards, to say the least.
Sportsbooks have them as an outside shot at +800 if you think Wonderwall could be blasting over the Pyramid Stage speakers next year.