Two of the largest festivals in the British festival calendar have included Pineapples in their list of banned items for 2017. 

The fruit appears on the list alongside weapons, drones, glass and gas canisters. The spiky fruit has been included on the list in apprehension of Glass Animals fans often bringing them to shows - a reference to the opening lyrics of 'Pork Soda', with drummer Joe Seaward telling telling the BBC it would now be a "challenge" to get the fruit inside.

Anyone who wasn't bringing a pineapple definitely is now," he said. "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 we decided to ask fans not to bring them along.”

But he added that “the tongue may be slightly in cheek on this one.”

Reading and Leeds festival takes place over August Bank Holiday weekend, and will be headlined by Kasabian, Eminem and Muse.


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