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Pineapples have appeared on a list of items prohibited from this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, alongside fireworks and weapons.

Organisers said it was because devotees of Oxford band Glass Animals bring hundreds of the fruit to its gigs, in a nod to song Pork Soda which includes the lyrics “pineapples are in my head”.

Drummer Joe Seaward said it would be a “challenge” to get in with pineapples.

“Anyone who wasn’t bringing a pineapple definitely is now, ” he said.

“It’s fruitist. Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples? “