Oasis' Manchester gig could delay European ballot vote

Officials give warning over Gallaghers' Heaton Park show

Benicassim looks set to be (even more) overrun with Mancunians this year as Oasis have been booked to play. Oasis last played the event in 2005. To get tickets head over to NME.COM/GIGS now. Pic: Dean Chalkey
Oasis' forthcoming gig at Manchester's Heaton Park, set for the June 4 polling day, could delay voting in the European elections ballot, officials have warned.

Two roads, Bury Old Road and Sheepfoot Lane, will be closed at 9:30pm (BST) on the day of the gig, prompting election officials to urge local voters to apply for a postal vote to avoid voting troubles caused by poll booth access problems.

Polling stations are set to close at 10pm.

"Elections officers in Bury say that one way to avoid any potential problems would be to use a postal vote," a spokesperson from Bury council told BBC News. "Alternatively, some people might choose to go the polls a bit earlier."

The show will be one of three the Manchester legends will play in their hometown, being scheduled to play on June 6 and 7 as well as the June 4 date.

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