Baby Born at Glastonbury and the favourites for Glastonbury 2014.

All right, this piece of news came too late to add to my post about Glastonbury 2013, so I’ll add it here. While there were no special guests at the Stones’ headlining gig at Glastonbury, there was one unexpected surprise; a birth. Heidi Wessen of Leicester went to Glastonbury and went into labour two weeks early. Her baby daughter was born at 3 AM on Sunday at the festival’s medical centre.

A spokesman for the festival said: “We’d like to send our congratulations to the family. We look forward to welcoming them back in future years. We’ve had babies born here that are now grown-ups. They still come every year. That’s a beautiful thing.” Both mother and baby are okay.

The set list for the Stones’ concert, watched by 2.5 million on BBC, went like this:

‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’
‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)’
‘Paint It, Black’
‘Gimme Shelter’
‘Glastonbury Girl’
‘Wild Horses’
‘Doom And Gloom’
‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’
‘Honky Tonk Women’
‘You Got The Silver’
‘Miss You’
‘Midnight Rambler’
‘2000 Light Years From Home’
‘Sympathy For The Devil’
‘Start Me Up’
‘Tumbling Dice’
‘Brown Sugar’

‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’
‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

As mentioned earlier, Michael Eavis has already booked the headliners for next year’s Glastonbury Festival, but, for the next few months, he’ll be tight-lipped about just who they are. But that hasn’t stopped people from speculating about who it will be. A spokesman for bookies William Hill has announced their picks for headlining act.  Two artists have 6/1 odds to headline. Both are releasing albums next year, and both have performed at Worthy farm before: Kasabian (last played in 2009), and Foo Fighteers (back at 1998.)

Of course, other artists have been tipped to headline, from The Stone Roses, Daft Punk, and David Bowie to (in light of Beady Eye’s recent gig on the Pyramid Stage) Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds and Oasis. Yes, you read that right. Oasis is in the running. After all, Liam has admitted that he’d be interested in reforming the band for the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, Definitely Maybe. However, it all depends on Noel, and he’s never agreed to that. Maybe future installments of the Gallagher Brothers Scandal Sheet will reveal developments in a possible reunion.

Quoth Joe Crilly, spokesman for William Hill: “Kasabian and the Foo Fighters are festival royalty and with some new material potentially in the offing, they are always going to be in the forefront of the Glasto thinking next year. Although with Sabbath (25/1) reforming and scaling the charts with their new release and a potential Oasis (25/1) anniversary in the offing, there is a little bit of outside value to be found in the market.”

And here are William Hill’s current favourites for headliners for 2014:

Kasabian (6/1)
Foo Fighters (6/1)
Noel Gallagher and High Flying Birds (8/1)
The Stone Roses (10/1)
Kings of Leon (12/1)
Bob Dylan (16/1)
Prince (16/1)
Daft Punk (20/1)
Bloc Party (20/1)
Oasis (25/1)
Led Zeppelin (25/1)
Pink Floyd (25/1)
David Bowie (25/1)
Black Sabbath (25/1)
Kanye West (25/1)
Jay-Z (25/1)
Fleetwood Mac (33/1)
Happy Mondays (33/1)
Justin Timberlake (33/1)
Lionel Richie (33/1)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (33/1)
New Order (33/1)
Jake Bugg (40/1)
Florence + The Machine (50/1)
Bruce Springsteen (50/1)
Elvis Costello (66/1)
Justin Bieber (100/1)

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