Glastonbury dates might clash with the vote on UK’s membership in the European Union AND another artist has just been confirmed as part of the lineup.
The UK has long debated their membership in the EU and it all comes down to a final public vote. David Cameron might call for the vote on June 23 which is right in the middle of the Glastonbury Festival attracting over 200,000 people, half of which are from the UK.
Though some suggested setting up a booth at the festival, the Electoral Commission issued a statement saying, “The legal framework for referendums wouldn’t allow for a polling station to be set-up at Glastonbury for people to vote in person. As similar to other elections, each person would have to vote in their local area and if they want to vote in person, they would have to vote at the polling station they have been assigned.”
(Courtesy : The Guardian)
Festival goers have been given the option to either register for a postal vote before leaving for the festival or nominating someone as a proxy. The final date for the vote has not yet been confirmed, but when it is, Glastonbury organisers said they will “look to put provisions in place.”
The festival is all set for a mega event with Coldplay confirmed as a headliner, ELO on the Sunday tea-time slot and newly announced PJ Harvey playing at the Other stage. Rumours of Foo Fighters headlining have been dismissed by organisers who said, “We’ve got three brilliant British bands headlining the festival.” This has sparked new rumours with Muse, Adele, Radiohead, The Stone Roses and Oasis among the contenders.