Bookmakers suspend betting on Kasabian headlining Glastonbury

Band's odds took a tumble before betting was suspended just before 1pm on Thursday

Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on Kasabian headlining Glastonbury.

The band have been bookies’ favourites to top the bill alongside confirmed headliners Arcade Fire at the festival, and have now ceased accepting any bets on the possibility, as of 1pm on Thursday (February 27).

William Hill was offering odds of 6/1 on Kasabian, who last played the festival in 2009, and Foo Fighters, last seen at Glastonbury in 1998, topping the bill in 2014. Other bands and artists tipped to headline include Noel Gallagher, The Stone Roses, Prince, Daft Punk and David Bowie. “It seems that all Kasabian need to do is sign on the dotted line and they will be playing one of the most iconic sets in the world,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Meanwhile, Disclosure have been confirmed for Glastonbury festival in June. Festival organiser Emily Eavis revealed the news to NME at last night’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas. Confirming that the sibling duo will appear, Eavis also said she expects them to play a “big” slot.

Blondie also announced their scheduled Glastonbury appearance at last night’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas while both Dolly Parton and organiser Emily Eavis have confirmed that the ‘Jolene’ singer will appear at Worthy Farm this year.

Debbie Harry revealed that Blondie will be at the festival, saying: “We just heard today – we’re going to be doing Glastonbury.” They join headliners Arcade Fire, Lily Allen, Warpaint and Stanton Warriors on the list of artists due to perform at this year’s festival, which takes place between June 25-29.

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2014 sold out in record time after going on sale on October 6. 120,000 tickets were snapped up in one hour and 27 minutes, beating last year’s record of one hour and 40 minutes. Eavis revealed that over one million people had registered for tickets for next year’s event.