UK bookmakers Ladbrokes have suspended betting on Fleetwood Mac to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival. Tickets for one of the world’s most iconic music festivals went on sale Sunday, selling out in record time.
Festival founder Michael Eavis told the press last month that the three 2014 headliners are “more or less in place” and that they are three acts who “haven’t played Glastonbury.” This sparked an immediate frenzy of speculation circling every band who remain Glastonbury virgins.
Ladbrokes had the odds for Fleetwood Mac to headline at 1/4, however increased speculation and the band’s recent UK tour dates have forced them to cease betting on Mick Fleetwood and co. as heading the bill for Glastonbury 2014.
Hopefuls Daft Punk are currently at odds of 6/4, Depeche Mode likewise have odds of 6/4, while David Bowie is at 3/1. The defunct Oasis are currently listed at 4/1, with the odds on Elbow, Prince, Kasabian and Arcade Fire also looking good.
Meanwhile, See Tickets, who handle the ticketing logistics for Glastonbury, have been fielding complaints since Sunday from angry punters who missed out on a place at Worthy Farm next June. The company website reportedly crashed amidst high demand for Glastonbury tickets.
Despite the technical difficulties, See Tickets still sold approximately 3,000 tickets per minute, with the 120,000 total Glastonbury tickets being snapped up in an incredible one hour and 27 minutes. But it was apparently See Tickets’ attitude that raised the ire of fans.
Taking to their official Facebook page, See Tickets posted “And thanks for all the advice. Never knew we had so many IT consultants following us,” which resulted in a barrage of insults and angry messages from irate fans, who labelled them “unprofessional bellends.”