Speculation begins that singer may make her festival debut
Bookmakers Paddy Power are offering odds of 9/1 that Kate Bush will headline Glastonbury in 2015, after the singer announced her return to live performance.
Later in 2014, Bush will play her first live shows since her only previous tour of 1979. Taking place at Eventim Apollo London – the same venue she played at 36 years ago – the 80,000 tickets for all 22 concerts sold out within 15 minutes of going on sale on Friday (March 28). Bush said she was “completely overwhelmed at the response” to her live return, which has the banner ‘Before The Dawn’.
Although Bush has never played a festival, she is the first artist to be offered odds of topping the bill of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury next year. Paddy Power are also offering odds of 10/1 that the whole of ‘Before The Dawn’ will be cancelled, and 5/2 that Bush will add shows outside of London as part of the tour, which currently has dates between August 26 and October 1. Since going on sale, tickets have been selling for an average of £750 on secondary ticket sites. Their face value is between £49-£135.
Although bookmakers are taking odds on Glastonbury in 2015, Arcade Fire are the only confirmed headliners for this year’s festival. They will play on Friday June 27. William Hill suspended betting in February that Kasabian will also headline the Pyramid Stage, while on March 27 Paddy Power made Metallica and Prince joint favourites to headline the Saturday of the festival. However, Emily Eavis recently said that Prince “wasn’t booked this year”.