Pineapples banned from Reading & Leeds Festivals

Pineapples have been added to the list of prohibited items at this years Reading & Leeds Festivals. The somewhat bizarre addition has been attributed by the organisers to fans of Glass Animals, who often bring hundreds of the fruit to its gigs, in a nod to song Pork Soda which includes the lyrics “pineapples are in my head”.

Drummer Joe Seaward suggested fans may see it as a challenge to get in with festivals, and noted that the media attention drawn to the issue may encourage far more festivalgoers to attempt to smuggle the fruit into the event. He said: “Anyone who wasn’t bringing a pineapple definitely is now, It’s fruitist. Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?”

A spokesman for Reading and Leeds Festivals said: “Organisers were a little concerned about hundreds of pineapples turning up on site so decided to ask fans not to bring them along. The tongue may be slightly in cheek on this one.”