Free beer & burger offer with Reading & Leeds Festival tickets

The drinks (and burgers) are on festival organiser Melvin Benn

Photographer:Peter Corkhill

Chris Eustace - 09 March 2012

Ahead of the big line-up announcement on Monday evening (12 March), festival organiser Melvin Benn told 6Music: "Money is tough, up and down the country, particularly for the Reading and Leeds audience, young people.

"So somehow, and I genuinely haven't worked out how I am going to do it, I've got this thing and I am committing to it that for each of the music days," he explained.

"Every weekend ticket holder will get a free beer and burger as part of their ticket price."

Benn said he would like to get sponsors involved, but if not, he will finance the offer personally.

"I have no idea how I am going to make it work. I'm obviously going to try and get my sponsors to try and work with and help me, but I tell you what, if they don't I'll pay for the thing myself."

Reading Festival 2012 takes place in Richfield Avenue, Reading on 24-26 August.

Leeds Festival 2012 take place in Bramham Park, Wetherby, Leeds from 24-26 August

Reading 2012 tickets
and Leeds 2012 tickets are priced as follows:

£197.50 + £8 booking fee = £205.50 Weekend camping
£85 + £7 booking fee = £92 Day tickets
£15 early entry

No acts are confirmed yet, but internet rumours last week suggested The Cure would be one of the headliners this year.

Click here for our massive Reading & Leeds rumours round-up.

Stay tuned to Virtual Festivals for the official Reading & Leeds 2012 line-up announcement and ticket links on Monday evening at 7:15pm. 


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