it's your future

make sure you still vote if you're going to Glastonbury Festival

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 22nd Feb 2016

Glastonbury Festival 2016 - around the festival site (Shangri-La)
Photo credit: Phil Bull

Glastonbury Festival 2016

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2016
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£228 - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 203,000

Ticket holders for this summer's Glastonbury Festival are reminded to take part in their future by making sure they apply for an EU Referendum postal or proxy vote. There's plenty of time before the referendum  to make sure you are able to vote on Britain’s membership of the EU. The voting date has been now set for Thursday 23rd June which means it will clash with the second day of the festival, which could have up to 203,000 people on site.

Due to the legal framework voting takes place within, the Electoral Commission said it will not be possible for people to vote in person at the event. Glastonbury Festival organisers have confirmed this saying, "For those of you asking, the Electoral Commission has confirmed that it will not be possible to have a polling station at the Festival for the EU Referendum on Thursday, June 23rd. If you are coming to the Festival, you can register for a postal vote or a proxy vote."

Those voting must make sure the local Electoral Registration Office gets your application by 5pm, at least 11 working days before election day - so that will be Friday 12th June. You will find links to the form to postal vote here (please note their is a separate from for those in Wales) and you must complete all sections of the form and supply your date of birth and signature. Alternatively you can get someone to go to the polling station to vote for you, making a proxy vote on your behalf. Those who chose this oprion need to give the reason why they're applying for a proxy vote as attending Glastonbury Festival, for more information see proxy voting here.

The Electoral Commission, who are responsible for overseeing elections and referendums in the UK, have explained why it would not be possible for a polling station to be set-up at Glastonbury for people to vote in person. It wouldn't be possible to turn-up at a polling station set up at the Festival and vote because the local authority wouldn't have the voter on their local electoral register and therefore would be unable to check if you were entitled to vote, that's why each person has 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.

To postal vote

To proxy vote.

Tickets for this year have sold out. For those still hoping to get tickets, there is good news. There will be a re-sale in Spring, but the number of tickets will, as expected be limited. 

Car park passes priced at £35 will be available when paying the ticket balance in April. It is not possible to book Car Park tickets until the balance for at least one of the tickets on the booking has been paid.

The dates for the 2016 Festival will be from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June. Expect something like 2,000 performances at over 100 venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information, site art, decor, and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!Headliners Coldplay, plus P J Harvey, and Jeff Lynne's ELOT are the only acts confirmed so far. As usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2016 rumours, updated as we receive information.

Help us to help you - if you hear of a band that's playing, please let us know.

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