With three major headline dates announced and an album on the way, will The Stone Roses be a cert for Glastonbury Festival 2016? The bookies certainly seem to think so, and it could indeed be the most exciting return to form the UK has seen from a band for a while.

The Stone RosesWill The Stone Roses make it to Glastonbury?

Since they reformed, The Stone Roses have had a tentative return to public consciousness, performing a serious of gigs including Isle of Wight Festival and Coachella in 2013, and having their career documented in a film by Shane Meadows. Now they are looking at getting back in the swing of things and have been announced as the first headliner for T in the Park next July; tickets for which will be on sale from November 6th 2015.

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Plus, they'll be getting back to their roots with two shows at the Manchester Etihad Stadium on June 17th and 18th; concerts that you don't need odds to tell you will be complete sell-out events. Speaking of odds, it's starting to look pretty convincing that the band might be up for Glastonbury immediately after, between June 22nd and 26th. 

William Hill have taken the odds from 16/1 to 7/2, second only to Coldplay, since rumours of a third album began to circulate. 'There were a huge number of Stone Roses fans working themselves into a tizz on Twitter on Monday (November 2nd 2015) and many of them will likely have Glastonbury tickets', said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 'The betting suggests they will have even more to celebrate with a headline slot in the offing.'

Meanwhile, Paddy Power has odds down to 4/1 for a Glastonbury appearance from Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni - and it's certainly one of the less ridiculous suggestions for the festival next year. They even have some ideas about the proposed new album, which will follow up 1994's 'Second Coming' and their legendary self-titled 1989 debut.