Muse say they want to headline Glastonbury in 2016: ‘It’s been a while’

Band last topped the bill in 2010

Muse have said that they would like to headline Glastonbury in 2016.

The band, who headlined the festival for the first time in 2004 and headlined a second time six years later, have confirmed that they would be interested in topping the bill again next year as they tour new album ‘Drones’ around the world.

Bassist Christopher Wolstenholme (pictured above) told Q: “I think we would play Glasto every year if we could. It’s probably the best festival in the world.”


He went on: “We’re all hoping we get to do it on this album. It’s been a while.”

Next year’s Glastonbury will take place at Worthy Farm over the week of June 22-26. Foo Fighters, Oasis, Daft Punk and Radiohead are among the bookies’ favourites to headline, with Fleetwood Mac, Bloc Party, Blur, The Stone Roses and Ed Sheeran also among those being tipped.

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Bookies William Hill have slashed Coldplay’s odds to 4/1 to headline the Pyramid Stage, having last headlined the event in 2011. Foo Fighters and Blur still remain favourites but Adele is also now 5/1 to top the bill next year. Muse remain outsiders with odds of 14/1.

Tickets for the 2016 festival sold out in half an hour after going on sale on Sunday (October 4) despite reports of server problems preventing some would-be buyers from purchasing tickets.

William Hill’s odds on potential Glastonbury 2016 headliners:

Coldplay – 4/1
Adele – 5/1
Foo Fighters – 6/1
Blur – 12/1
AC/DC – 14/1
Fleetwood Mac – 14/1
Muse – 14/1
Prince – 16/1
Ed Sheeran – 20/1
The Stone Roses – 20/1
Bloc Party – 25/1
Daft Punk – 25/1
Oasis – 25/1
Green Day – 33/1
Kate Bush – 33/1
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – 33/1
Radiohead – 33/1
The Rolling Stones – 40/1