The Strangest Glastonbury Festival Bets of All Time

Monday saw Gambling Metropolis make our big Glastonbury/BGO welcome bonus reveal, allowing all you gamers to net £10 in no deposit casino funds as soon as your new account is ready. We love to be able to give our readers something a little bit different, all under the umbrella of celebrating the UK’s best music festival in the calendar year – which happens to start today!

Unlike most other events, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a pop addict, metalhead, EDM enthusiast or something else, Glasto will undoubtedly have something for you.

Although Glastonbury doesn’t sound like a bookmaker’s dream, there are plenty of the best online gambling platforms ready and willing to give odds on a variety of Worthy Farm events. While it’s unlikely to hit the heights of newer markets, such as political betting, having a flutter on Glastonbury has turned into a profitable option for many punters.

You don’t have to win on something serious either, so with that in mind we’ve managed to compile a list of funny Glastonbury bets you can have a laugh at while scooping up your brand-new, exclusive BGO starter pack.

Glastonbury Betting – The Weird and Wonderful

We’ll begin with the most obvious, the headline acts, before moving on to a few areas of Glastonbury gambling that you wouldn’t have expected from down the years. All odds were at the time of writing.

Who Are the Headline Acts?

Who Are the Headline Acts?

Glastonbury Festival 2017’s headline acts have been confirmed as Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran for a while now, but these guesses are always one of the most popular Worthy Farm wagering markets. If you’re a huge name in the music industry currently making a splash (e.g. new album, reunion tour etc), you’ve got half a chance of topping the bill.

You shouldn’t take the bookies’ favourites as guarantees

However, Guns N’ Roses are currently embarking upon a worldwide, 18-month tour using the original founding members for the first time in more than 20 years, and bookmakers even suspending bets on GnR headlining the event.

It wasn’t meant to be, though, as Thom, Dave and Ed will grace your sights from either the Pyramid Stage’s outer area of your TV sets over the next few days.

Will it Rain During Glastonbury?

Ah, the definitive question on every Glastonbury Festival attendee’s mind: “will this year be a complete washout”? While it almost seems inevitable for first-time Worthy Farm-goers that their experience will turn out to resemble a mudbath, there have been plenty of times when this isn’t the case.

You can expect a Glastonbury weather betting market at many websites

Indeed, certain bookmakers had it at 1/2 odds-on for there not to be rain at Glastonbury 2011, and we expect this year’s price to be even shorter due to the UK’s current heatwave.

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Will Glastonbury 2019’s Name Be Changed to Variety Bazaar?

One aspect that many revellers didn’t think would change was the name.

Variations of Glastonbury Festival (such as today’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts) have been in use since the second iteration in 1971, so recent suggestions that their expected 2019 move away from the usual Worthy Farm in Pilton will also be accompanied by a name change saw a mixed response.

Will Glastonbury 2019's Name Be Changed to Variety Bazaar?

The Eavis’s seem adamant, so perhaps it’s worth a punt?

However, the bookies aren’t so sure, with it being a 5/4 shot for the official name of the event to be as above. Furthermore, there is 2 years to go until the 2019 festival takes place, so there’s lots of time for that mixed response to turn further negative.

Where Will Wayne Rooney Sleep at Glastonbury 2011?

Finally, it’s our personal favourite on Gambling Metropolis from the 2011 Glastonbury Festival betting market – where will Wayne Rooney sleep? Much was made of Wazza and wife Colleen visiting the Pilton festival 6 years ago, with many suggesting that a luxury tent awaited the couple after the latter had recently given birth.

It was 1/3 that the Rooney’s would kip in a VIP Winnebago, with the tent option placed at 2/1

They’ve been to Glastonbury on a couple of occasions too, with it being reported in 2013 that they were turned away from the VIP section due to the wrong wristbands. What’s more, it’s clear from Twitter that Wayne is mobbed at Glastonbury as soon as he’s spotted – ah, to be famous…

No Bets on Political Mastermind Jeremy Corbyn – He’s Already Down to Make an Appearance!

After his recent hung parliament success in the 2017 UK snap general election, there may well have been a market on the chances of Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, stopping by, if it hadn’t already been announced! Organiser Michael Eavis is known to be a fan of the left-wing MP, having booked Jezza to make a speech at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival.

Corbyn has a history of turning up to music events, after gatecrashing The Libertines/Reverend & The Makers’ concert last month

Corbyn didn’t manage to make that appointment, as the little matter of the EU Referendum/Brexit was taking centre stage, but he’s certain to be in great spirits after defying all the odds this year.

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