Both bands had been among bookmakers' favourites for a headline next year
Both bands are among bookmakers’ favourites to play The Pyramid Stage next year. However, in a new interview with Music Week, Eavis says neither act will appear, with Fleetwood Mac said to be “unavailable.”
Asked about rumours regarding both bands potentially headlining in 2015, Eavis replied: “Queen? Not Queen, no. Fleetwood Mac don’t seem to be available at the moment. But we’ve got three excellent headliners for next year.” He went on to confirm that one of the three artists has “been around for a long time” and that all three names will be announced on April 1.
The announcement from Eavis is bound to affect Fleetwood Mac’s odds with bookmakers. The US band are currently 4/1 favourites with William Hill. Muse and AC/DC both have odds of 5/1 to play the legendary festival, while those wanting to bet on Kate Bush and Oasis can get odds of 8/1. Futher down the list are U2, The Stone Roses, Coldplay and Noel Gallagher, while Adele and Robert Plant remain outside bets with 25/1 odds.
William Hill odds:
Fleetwood Mac (4/1)
Kate Bush (8/1)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (10/1)
The Stone Roses (10/1)
Elton John (12/1)
Foo Fighters (12/1)
Iron Maiden (12/1)
Daft Punk (16/1)
The Libertines (16/1)
Arctic Monkeys (20/1)
David Bowie (20/1)
Linkin Park (20/1)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (20/1)
Robert Plant (25/1)
Earlier this summer, NME.COM users voted for Oasis as the band they would most like to see headline Glastonbury next year.
This year’s festival saw headline performances from Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian.