Iron Maiden favourites to headline Glastonbury 2015

Other likely acts include Kate Bush and Oasis

Iron Maiden headline the final day at Download Festival 2007 Pic Danny North
Iron Maiden have emerged as William Hill's front-runners to headline Glastonbury 2015.

Due to Metallica's warmer than expected reception at the festival, the bookmaker has slashed Iron Maiden's odds of performing next year to 7/1.

On Sunday morning (June 29), Glastonbury founder Eavis revealed that three headliners have already been booked for next year's festival – and they don't include the long-rumoured Prince.

"We've got three headliners already – and that's without Prince. We've got some good headliners. We had an agent [for a band] yesterday on the platform by the stage watching Metallica with me, saying, 'My band want to do it next year'. I can't tell you who it was but that was done on the platform watching Metallica. It it a British artist? He's definitely British, but the band are not British any more."

Among the other acts with good odds are Kate Bush (8/1), whose first live dates in 35 years recently sold out, Oasis (8/1), Coldplay (10/1), Noel Gallagher (10/1) and U2 (10/1). Acts with lesser odds include Elbow (16/1), Arctic Monkeys (20/1), David Bowie (20/1), Red Hot Chilli Peppers (20/1), Adele (25/1) and Robert Plant (25/1).

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson lashed out at Glastonbury earlier this month (June) for being "too middle-class," saying the band have no interest in playing the festival.

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