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Glastonbury 2020: Who will headline UK’s biggest music festival?



A hugely successful Glastonbury 2019 has been and gone, with all eyes now turning to next summer’s event. 

And in an even bigger boost to the organisers of the incredible event, the festival has been granted permission to increase its capacity for 2020.

A reported attendance of an extraordinary 203,000 could rise to 210,000. But only if the festival’s organisers decide to make use of the 3.4 percent increase available to them.

But while those standing singing and dancing along to the music are crucial to the success of any concert, it’s the performers who attract all the attention.

And if there’s anyone who knows anything about attention, it’s the headline acts.

Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure all received the top recognition in 2019 as they headlined. The Cure and Coldplay are now the only acts to have headlined the festival four times.

Last summer also witnessed many artists making their Glasto debuts. It was Janet Jackson and Miley Cyrus that gathered the biggest numbers in that category.

But the main question remains; who will headline in 2020?

Punters have been giving odds on headliners ever since the last festival came to a magnificent ending. And it’s Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney who are currently leading the race to headline the festival in 2020.

American rapper Kendrick Lamar is 1/2 on Sky Bet to be one of those headliners. His fellow US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is currently 4/7. Former member of The Beatles McCartney is available at 8/11.

There are also a number of multiples available. That same trio are currently 3/1 to be the Friday, Saturday and Sunday headliners.

Several bands also have their hats in the ring. Aerosmith, Foals and The 1975 are all seemingly within touching distance of headlining the show. Aerosmith are 13/8, with Foals and The 1975 both available at 7/2. 

Other top bands of recent decades also make the list. British outfit Coldplay are 9/2 to make it a record-fifth headlining appearance. Arctic Monkeys are available at 11/2, with Fleetwood Mac currently 4/1.

Further multiples include Taylor Swift, The 1975 and Fleetwood Mac to headline the Pyramid Stage at 22/1. Or Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac and Kendrick Lamar at 11/1.

Tickets for the 2020 festival reportedly sold out in 34 minutes. And that incredible statistic proves just how popular and loyal a following Glastonbury has.

The enormous occasion will once again see fans flock from all over to Worthy Farm. It looks set to be another  jaw-dropping event next summer.

2020 Pyramid Stage Headliner

Kendrick Lamar 1/2
Taylor Swift 4/7
Paul McCartney 8/11
Aerosmith 9/4
Foals 4/1
The 1975 4/1
Fleetwood Mac 5/1
Arctic Monkeys 11/2
Queen and Adam Lambert 6/1
Biffy Clyro 7/1
Madonna 7/1
Spice Girls 8/1
Coldplay 9/1
Green Day 12/1
Led Zeppelin 12/1
Lady Gaga 14/1
Ariana Grande 16/1
Liam Gallagher (solo) 16/1
Rage Against The Machine 16/1
The Strokes 16/1
Bruce Springsteen 18/1
Drake 18/1
Kasabian 18/1
Oasis 18/1
Rolling Stones 18/1
The Kinks 18/1
Daft Punk 20/1
Elton John 20/1
Mumford & Sons 20/1
Pulp 20/1
The Eagles 20/1
Blur 22/1
AC/DC 25/1
Beyonce (solo) 25/1
Bon Jovi 25/1
Chemical Brothers 25/1
Destinys Child 25/1
Ed Sheeran 25/1
Florence and the Machine 25/1
George Ezra 25/1
Lewis Capaldi 25/1
Noel Gallagher (solo) 25/1
R.E.M 25/1
Radiohead 25/1
Red Hot Chilli Peppers 25/1
Rihanna 25/1
The Stone Roses 25/1
The Who 25/1
ABBA 28/1
Dua Lipa 28/1
Elbow 28/1
Eminem 28/1
Kings of Leon 28/1
Metallica 28/1
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds  28/1
Pearl Jam 28/1
Pink Floyd 28/1
Rod Stewart 28/1
The XX 28/1
Wolf Alice 28/1
Bob Dylan 33/1
Eric Clapton 33/1
Guns n Roses 33/1
Jay-Z (solo) 33/1
Pink 33/1
Tame Impala 33/1
The Smiths 33/1
U2 33/1
Calvin Harris 40/1
Iggy Pop / Iggy Pop & the Stooges 40/1
40/1 Post Malone
40/1 Britney Spears
50/1 Phil Collins
50/1 Swedish House Mafia
100/1 Catfish & The Bottlemen

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