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Reading and Leeds ticketholders to receive free food and drink

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2012

Reading & Leeds Festivals

Weekend ticketholders at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals will receive free food and drink, organisers have confirmed. Festivalgoers will receive vouchers for beer (or a soft drink) and a breakfast bap for each of the three days of the twin events.

Explaining the system, Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn said: “The mechanics are simple. For the food element every weekend ticket holder will receive their food vouchers at the same time as their ticket, with a per day voucher that can be redeemed at specially created ‘Food For Campers’ locations in the campsite, offering either a bacon, sausage or a scrambled egg and mushroom bap. The breakfast bap will be available between 7am and twelve noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday and only the voucher for that specific day can be redeemed. Although no sponsor has come forward to support this in any real way our pals at Heinz have been kind enough to donate enough sauce to make us all very happy!”

He continued: “The beer is even easier! As you walk out of wristband exchange for the first time a team of festival volunteers will be waiting to give every weekend wristband holder a bag with three cans of beer or soft drinks, one for each of the music days. What’s even better is that the bag is a recycling bag, which you can fill with empty cans over the festival to get even more free beer!”

I’m not sure how much sauce would make me very happy. I’m not sure sauce could ever truly make me very happy. Condiments are nice though. As is free food and beer.