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Tropic like it’s not: pineapples ‘banned’ from Reading & Leeds

…and it’s all Glass Animals’ fault, apparently.

Along with the usuals, like drones, fireworks and gas canisters, there’s an additional item on . Pineapples.

It is, we’re led to believe, the fault of Glass Animals, who thanks to the lyrics for song ‘Pork Soda’, have drawn many an Ananas comosus to festival fields.

A spokesperson for Reading & Leeds : “Organisers were a little concerned about hundreds of pineapples turning up on site so decided to ask fans not to bring them along.”

He added: “The tongue may be slightly in cheek on this one.”

“Anyone who wasn’t bringing a pineapple definitely is now,” added drummer Joe Seaward.
“It’s fruitist. Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?”

They want to be careful: both Glass and Animals are both also banned from both the festival’s arena and camp site.

Reading & Leeds takes place in Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park respectively between 25th and 27th August.

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