And just 5-1 odds that it will be Jay Z.
Beyoncé pulled out of her Coachella headlining spot yesterday due to the possible pregnancy-related health risks she could take on performing in April. No replacement headliner has been announced yet, but Betfair bookmakers are running the odds on a slew of artists who could fill in.
Daft Punk are the frontrunners with 3-1 odds. The duo haven’t performed at Coachella since 2006, however they did “appear” at the 2013 festival in the form of a broadcasted commercial teasing what was ultimately the release of Random Access Memories. They also just made their live comeback at the 2017 Grammys.
The next most-likely are Jay Z (5-1) and Kanye West (7-1). Jay Z seems pretty easy to contact as a replacement, considering his wife is who he would be replacing, but West seems super unlikely given his recent health concerns.
Odds for either Rihanna or The Weeknd are 10-1. The Weeknd has a new album Starboy to continue promoting, but Rihanna is fresh off of her very long ANTI World Tour. She does, however, have a penchant for work (work, work, work, work). Both would also fill the pop void left Beyoncé, as well. The Weeknd has been performing at Coachella since he began playing live outside of Toronto. He has been booked at the festival twice (2012, 2015) in his short career.
Frank Ocean would also fit in for this spot – and he will be performing at festivals this summer – but has been given 12/1 odds.
Other artists Betfair has fairly good odds for are Lady Gaga (7/1), Green Day (15/2), Bruno Mars (12/1) and Katy Perry (12/1) but do seem a little bit odd for Coachella.
Betfair is also running 33/1 that Rag’n’Bone Man will headline. While the Brit Awards would like you to believe that he is one of the most exciting artists right now, undoubtedly there will be more people at Coachella wearing Rag and Bone denim than have ever heard of the artist.