Leo Sayer claims that Glastonbury legend slot appearance is ‘on the cards’

Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton and Shirley Bassey have played the Sunday afternoon of the festival in recent years

Leo Sayer has thrown his name in the hat for next year’s ‘legend’ slot at Glastonbury Festival.

The ‘legends’ slot takes place each year during the Sunday afternoon on the Pyramid Stage, with previous acts to play the slot including Dolly Parton, Shirley Bassey and earlier this year, Lionel Richie.

“There’s that nice little slot they put people like Al Green and the other legendary artists. Yeah I could do that, hands down,” Sayer said on ITV’s Loose Women.

When asked whether it would be something Sayer would be interested in, the entertainer said: “It’s on the cards man. I want do to it. Why not?”

He added: “I’m sorry, I’m not being flash but easy peasy, bring it on! I love playing those big gigs, it’s great.”

Lionel Richie drew the biggest crowd of this year’s festival during his ‘legends’ appearance. Speaking to NME following the show, Richie described the response as “a crowd’s best performance ever”.

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