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Oasis’ Manchester gig could delay European ballot vote

Officials give warning over Gallaghers' Heaton Park show

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.

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“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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