The in/out vote takes place over the festival weekend in June
Glastonbury Festival has encouraged its attendees to arrange a postal vote for the upcoming EU referendum, which falls during the festival, on Thursday 23 June.
Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the date of the vote – which will determine whether or not Britain will stay in the EU – today (February 20).
Responding to queries about whether or not there would be polling stations for the referendum on the festival site, Glastonbury tweeted, “It won’t be possible to have an EU referendum polling station at Glastonbury 2016. You can register for postal votes”, linking to the appropriate section of the government website. See the tweet below.
Speaking to NME at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday (February 17), festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis confirmed that the next Glastonbury headliner will be revealed next month, and that all three headliners will be British.
Coldplay were named as the first headliner for 2016 earlier this week, and they will close the festival on the Sunday night as they take to the stage for the fourth time in their career.
Speaking at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas Michael Eavis said he is confident that Coldplay will deliver a memorable performace when they step onto the Pyramid Stage: “They are always are good,” he said. “They’ve done it three before and we chose them to headline so we were on the money there. We always get it right and we’ve got Jeff Lynne as well.”
Asked when the next two headliners will be announced, Michael said “very soon” and suggested April 1, with Emily clarifying: “Before that.”