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Britney Spears is playing in July | © ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock

Israel Delays Election Because It Clashes With Britney Spears Gig

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Music Editor
Updated: 6 April 2017

Britney Spears is set to perform her first ever gig in Israel this summer.

This is a huge deal – so much so that one of the country’s party elections has been delayed because it clashes with the concert in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park on July 3.

Israel’s Labour Party was due to vote for its new leader, but has since rescheduled the election to the following day.

A party spokesperson told the Times of Israel that there had been ‘a difficulty in recruiting security guards’ for the election because of the concert.

Party officials were also reportedly worried about the heavy traffic expected due to the gig, and claimed rescheduling the elections would therefore ‘make it easier for people to reach polling stations’.

There’s no word yet on whether incumbent Labour leader, Isaac Herzog, plans to head down to see Britney in action.