Last month saw Glastonbury announce Radiohead as the first headliner of Glastonbury 2017, doing so 20 years since their first time topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage in 1997 – before Emily Eavis denied the rumours of Stone Roses and Daft Punk joining them at the top of the bill.
Now, bookmakers Ladbrokes have stopped taking bets on the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ star Sheeran, after a flurry of bets on the singer saw his odds drop to 1/3 from 7/1.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It looks like Ed’s cameo in the latest Bridget Jones film was the clue all along. Punters have piled into his odds at a rate of knots and we’re left with no option but to close the betting for the time being.”
As well as telling NME that there would be a brand new area at Glastonbury 2017, Eavis also also revealed that the line-up was ‘90% booked’ and that the’d be ‘cramming in two years’ worth of music’ before the festival takes a year off in 2018.
When asked if we could expect a new announcement early next year, she told NME: “Yeah I think so. Last couple of years we’ve announced things in May, but I’m sure there’ll be something early next year to keep people in the loop.”
Other acts rumoured to be appearing at Glastonbury 2017 include Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, Lady Gaga and Depeche Mode. Glastonbury 2017 will run from 21-25 June. Tickets will go on sale again in Spring, after the full line-up is announced.