Music Times reported last week that thousands of Kate Bush fans were left out in the cold when tickets for the performer's first concert series in 35 years sold out within 15 minutes of going on sale. There may be another option for fans in the works, but don't get your hopes up too high. Bookies in the UK have set odds at 9 to 1 that Bush will end up headlining the Glastonbury Festival.
We have to admit, it's not an illogical possibility. Sure, Bush has played shows somewhat randomly since 1979, but the 22-show run at the Eventim Apollo London suggests that the elusive performer might be contemplating a more active return. And what better venue to mark the moment than the UK's most renowned festival? If you're unfamiliar with betting terms, 9 to 1 odds isn't bad at all.
So why shouldn't Bush fans get their hopes up? Even if the songstress is confirmed for Glastonbury, tickets for the event sold out almost as quickly as the seats for Bush's residency. Tickets for the Apollo residency are selling at an average price of £750 (nearly $1,250) on ticket sites. Bush's odds of playing Glastonbury are high, but bookmakers have the odds of her canceling the "Before The Dawn" event at 10/1.
Glastonbury will release its full, official lineup during early April (the festival is during late June), and only one headlining act has been confirmed thus far: Arcade Fire. English rock band Kasabian is the most popular potential headliner (booking site PaddyPower has suspended taking bets on the band), and Metallica and Prince remain the most popular acts on betting sites-although Emily Eavis, a member of Glastonbury's first family, has already denied Prince will appear.
Anything could happen, so stay tuned.