Free drinks and breakfast at Reading & Leeds Festival 2012

Vouchers for the food will be sent out with the tickets from today, Monday 6th August, which festival goers can present to vendors in designated locations in the campsite until midday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. One food voucher will be valid for each day, so nobody has an excuse for missing breakfast (the most important meal of the day!) and setting yourself up for a weekend of musical magic. Beer (proof of age will be required) or soft drinks can be collected once through wristband exchange.

Managing Director of Festival Republic, Melvin Benn explains:

“Beer and Burger (B&B) has become Beer and Breakfast Bap (B&BB). 

“Of course it was never intended to be only beer as soft drinks were always going to be on offer and that will remain.

“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 12 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!

“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 to get even more free beer!

“It’s on us so I hope you enjoy it!”

Headliners The CureKasabian and Foo Fighters take to the stage, alongside many more artists including: The Black KeysParamoreFlorence + the MachineKaiser ChiefsBombay Bicycle Club,The VaccinesJusticeThe Maccabees, At The Drive-In, Less Than Jake, Metronomy, Sleigh Bells, The View, Social Distortion, Reginald D Hunter, Lee Nelson and Jason Byrne who are just some of the bands and acts performing at this year’s festival over seven stages.


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