Fes­ti­val rev­ellers urged to vote

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS -

GLAS­TON­BURY founder Michael Eavis has urged fes­ti­val rev­ellers to vote in the EU ref­er­en­dum.

The gates to the site are due to open the day be­fore the June 23 vote, with mu­sic beginning on the Fri­day.

The fes­ti­val was sched­uled to take place over its usual week­end - close to the sum­mer sol­stice - long be­fore the ref­er­en­dum date was set.

But former Labour leader Neil Kin­nock has ex­pressed some con­cern about the clash, say­ing it would be a shame if young peo­ple were “rock­ing in­stead of vot­ing”.

Mr Eavis said: “It has been like that for 47 years. Even Neil Kin­nock should know that.”

He added: “The peo­ple com­ing to our fes­ti­val have to make sure they vote. The re­sult of this ref­er­en­dum strongly af­fects their fu­ture - it’s so im­por­tant for them.”

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