Festivals ban fireworks, drones – and pineapples

Festival-goers planning to take pineapples to the Reading and Leeds festivals are facing disappointment, with the fruit becoming the latest item to be added to the banned list.

The tropical fruit will not be allowed into either the arenas or campsites when the music event takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: A fan soaks up the atmopshere as the Kaiser Chiefs performs live on the Main Stage on Day Three during the Reading Festival 2012 at Richfield Avenue on August 26, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
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The Reading and Leeds festivals take place from 25 to 27 August

The move is thought to be down to the band Glass Animals and their song Pork Soda, which features the lyric “pineapples are in my head” and has previously inspired fans to take the fruit to gigs.

The band have responded to tweets about the ban on social media, replying “yes good idea” to one fan who suggested wearing a pineapple costume instead.

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

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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