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Led Zeppelin replaced by Kendrick Lamar as bookies’ Glastonbury 2019 favourite headliner


Kendrick Lamar tops bookmaker’s list of acts most likely to headline Glastonbury 2019.

The odds of twelve-time Grammy Award-winning US rapper Kendrick Lamar to headline Glastonbury 2019 have been slashed by bookmaker Betway, which in essence means he now replaces Led Zeppelin as the favourite headliner to grace Worthy Farm at next year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The US rapper has been given a 1/2 odds (down from 6/1) at the bookmakers of securing a place as one of next year’s three headliners predicted to take to the Pyramid Stage.

Led Zeppelin, however, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, has gone from a healthy chance of headlining to odds of to 8/1.

Furthermore, odds have also been slashed for Elton John from 5/1 to 1/1, while fans are hoping he’ll pop round to Worthy Farm as part of his Yellow Brick Road farewell tour – which could also coincide perfectly with the festival’s 50th anniversary in 2020 (just in case he “doesn’t make it” for 2019).

Betway’s Alan Alger said in a press release: “There was a whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin in the Glastonbury headliner betting a fortnight ago but the most significant recent support has been for Kendrick Lamar.

“Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay Z have all played the Pyramid Stage, so signing up a US hip-hop act wouldn’t be too controversial with festival goers and Kendrick Lamar is now as short as 1/2 to headline next year.

“Led Zeppelin have drifted out to 8/1, while others to have been well-backed in the last 24 hours are Elton John, now just evens to bring his piano to the Pyramid Stage, Swedish House Mafia, 7/2, and Arctic Monkeys, who are 9/2.”

Below are Betway’s updated odds for Glastonbury 2019’s Pyramid Stage headliner:

Kendrick Lamar 1/2
Elton John 1/1
Fleetwood Mac 5/2
Swedish House Mafia 7/2
Artic Monkeys 9/2
ABBA 5/1
Led Zeppelin 8/1
Calvin Harris 8/1
Stormzy 9/1

Glastonbury Festival is set to return to Worthy Farm Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and run till Sunday, June 30 – with Glastonbury Festival curator, Emily Eavis, also mentioning that tickets will go on sale round about October.


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