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Friday, August 24, 2018

Stormzy’s Glasto headliner odds tumble after Insta clue Grime artist 7/2 from 10/1 to drop Shut Up on Pyramid Stage

I'm sure that many of our readers will be interested in the ante-post odds for next year's  Glastonbury Handicap run over a testing course. The going is forecast to be heavy - Lance
(Press release by Betway)
Kendrick Lamar
6/4
Elton John
9/4
Kylie Minogue
5/2
Stormzy
7/2
Arctic Monkeys
9/2
Fleetwood Mac
9/2
ABBA
5/1
Calvin Harris
8/1
Swedish House Mafia
8/1
Jay-Z
10/1
Led Zeppelin
10/1
Taylor Swift
10/1
The Beach Boys
10/1
The Stone Roses
10/1
Eminem
14/1
The Strokes
14/1
Friday 24th August 2018 – Stormzy’s this, Stormzy’s that, Stormzy’s now just 7/2 with Betway to be a headline act! The UK grime and hip hop artist’s odds of topping the bill on any of the final three days at next year’s Glastonbury Festival have been slashed to just 7/2 from 10/1.
@stormzyofficial updated his Instagram story with a post mimicking Noel Gallagher’s quote: "No, I'm not havin hip hop at Glastonbury. F***in no chance" and the leading online bookmaker has taken measures to shorten their offering of the grime star being booked for Worthy Farm in 2019.
Kendrick Lamar, just 4/5 before the latest odds shift, has been pushed out to 6/4 but still tops the betting, ahead of 9/4-chance Elton John and 5/2-shot Kylie Minogue.
Betway’s Alan Alger said: “The smallest hint on social media can send odds plummeting these days and Stormzy’s latest post has left us receiving a wave of betting interest and we’ve had to cut his odds from 10/1 to 7/2.
 “Emily Eavis has branched out into different genre’s recently to keep Glasto fresh and Stormzy might just be the man to provide something a bit different to next year’s show."

“As things stand, the odds suggest the headliners in 2019 for Friday to Sunday will be Kendrick Lamar, 6/5, Elton John, 9/4, and Kylie Minogue at 5/2, but Stormzy is well in contention at 7/2, while the Artic Monkeys and Fleetwood Mac could add a more authentic rock feel to the festival at 9/2.”

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Kendrick is the closest thing to Jazz on offer and I wonder if Kamasi and co could resist the chance to play the biggest but naffest music festival in the world (Kamasi played the Jazz stage a year or two back).
Since the US has produced very little great hip hop in its forty years, I doubt the UK will ever manage, and whitey hasn't managed either, though Eminem has recently crept in to the top ten biggest selling acts of all time.
Elton or Abba (or Madonna) aren't 'cool' enough for the Glatonbury faithful but would actually be perfect and greatest hits sets from any of them could offer a challenge to the fabs hegemony. Kylie and Taylor Swift would be fine too.
Ironically and unbelievably the Beach Boys are 'cool' enough despite being more novelty and bubble-gum than any of them.
Arctic Monkeys, Stone Roses and Strokes are standard Glasto fayre and I'd rather roll around in mud and sh!t.
I don't think Led Zeppelin exist at the moment and would be more suited for Download, the rock/metal festival that thinks it's Zappanale but is really Glasto, just like Glasto thinks it's Download but is really the X Factor.
I believe Calvin Haaris is a current big popstar but I'll leave it until this decade becomes cool on the nostalgia trail and he becomes this, that and the other and all sorts of things he really just isn't. And I neither know nor care who SHM are but my guess is it's something to do with House Music.

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