Published: Wed, August 16, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Reading and Leeds festival: Glass Animals respond to pineapple ban

Reading and Leeds festival: Glass Animals respond to pineapple ban

In a move that will come as a surprise to many, Reading and Leeds Festivals have declared there shall be no more pineapples being carried into their festival grounds.

However, one thing we can't quite comprehend is the fact the pineapple, otherwise known as the friendly ananas comosus, is now considered a forbidden fruit (quite literally) and has been banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

It is thought to be because organisers are anxious that fans of the band Glass Animals could take pineapples to see them perform.

Pineapples are the latest addition to a list of banned items which includes paper lanterns, drones, fireworks and animals.

Drummer Joe Seaward said it would be a "challenge" to get in with pineapples.

'Anyone who wasn't bringing a pineapple definitely is now, ' he said. "Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?". In fact, Glass Animals' stage at Glastonbury this past June was littered with them.

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

But he added that, "the tongue may be slightly in cheek on this one".

Glass Animals have responded to the news that pineapples have been banned from the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.

The line-up at the festivals, which take place from 25 to 27 August, includes Kasabian, Eminem, Muse, Liam Gallagher, Haim and Korn.

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