Iron Maiden Named Favorites to Headline Glastonbury 2015

Bookmakers giving Maiden 7/1 odds for landing the gig, Oasis and Kate Bush trailing with 8/1.

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Following Metallica's successful Glastonbury headline performance this weekend, fellow metal icons Iron Maiden were dubbed favorites for the headlining spot next year.

Specifically, bookmakers William Hill gave Maiden crew 7/1 odds for landing the Glasto gig, following them up with 8/1 chances for Kate Bush and Oasis.

Furthermore, some of the other favorites include AC/DC, U2, Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park and more.

Although the odds of Glasto organizers contacting Iron Maiden might be solid, the chance for metal legends to accept the slot don't seem equally strong, as singer Bruce Dickinson has bashed the event as "the most bourgeois thing on the planet."

"Personally I have no interest in going to Glastonbury," he told Daily Star. "In the days when Glasto was an alternative festival it was quite interesting. Now it's the most bourgeois thing on the planet. Anywhere Gwyneth Paltrow goes and you can live in an air-conditioned yurt is not for me."

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    Although Metallica proved all the critics wrong, I can't see a metal band headlining again next year. I'm sure it could happen again, but have my doubts it will happen two years in a row. But hey, if it means I get to see Iron Maiden (even if it's on BBC), I won't complain!
    Even though I'm not a huge fan of U2, I see them headlining it more than any other band on their list. They deserve it as well
    Same I wouldn't really go for any of the other bands on the list. U2 headlined somehwhat recently didn't they?
    Steel Panther.
    I would pay serious money to see Steel Panther headline Glastonbury. I can't begin to imagine how many complaints the BBC would get for showing their set.
    What a stupid thing to be betting on.. It won't happen anyway. Hopefully Maiden tours the states next year haha
    Seriously, UG what is with these stupid ᶠᵘᶜᵏᶦᶰᵍ news stories? "IRON MAIDEN GLASTO NEXT YEAR" quote inside "Iron Maiden have no interest playing Glastonbury." You guys are so ᶠᵘᶜᵏᶦᶰᵍ retarded.
    Why do you even bother clicking on the link then if it's so ****ing stupid? Or bother commenting? Don't care for the article, don't click the link.
    someone said arctic monkey are terrible, compared to linkin park they are very good
    Seriously doubt Maiden would play there even if they were offered it. Especially since they'll likely be touring a new album next year, I can't see that going down well at Glastonbury at all. AC/DC would go down very well I imagine. U2 and Arctic Monkeys are also a good shout. Don't think Linkin Park are quite big enough in the UK to headline Glastonbury.
    Honestly, even as an Iron Maiden fan, I feel like metal doesn't have any business getting into this festival. There are countless metal festivals around Europe, yet "metal is the underdog" or "metal gets disrespected" or treated as "second class." Because a festival that caters to the other 90% of music out there doesn't need to bow down to metal? Lame. I know a band or two doesn't turn it into a metal festival, but aren't there 40 other summer festivals in Europe for Iron Maiden and Metallica to headline?
    Arctic Monkeys would fit in the best I think seeing their past line-ups. U2 maybe as well but... honestly can't stand U2 at all so Arctic Monkeys would get my vote.
    Arctic Monkeys are terrible though...
    So is most alternative music. Its all guys who suck at the instrument but are able to get away with it because they can say "You just don't get it."