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Glass Animals respond to Reading’s “fruitist” pineapple ban

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

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

Festival organisers have added the food stuff to the list of banned items alongside fireworks, gas canisters and anything that could be considered a weapon – which might have already covered pineapples, depending on what you planned to do with them.

The reason is that some fans of Glass Animals have become somewhat pineapple obsessed as a result of the line “pineapples in my head” in the band’s song ‘Pork Soda’.

With the band playing this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, a spokesman for the events told the BBC: “Organisers were a little concerned about hundreds of pineapples turning up on site so decided to ask fans not to bring them along”. Though said spokesperson then conceded that “the tongue may be slightly in cheek on this one”.

Asked about the pineapple ban by NME, the band wisely observed that “anyone who wasn’t bringing a pineapple definitely is now”, before declaring: “It’s fruitist. Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples? [And] it’s irresponsible to stop young people at a festival having vital vitamin P”.