Reading & Leeds 'Free Beer and Bap' offer details revealed

How to get beer and breakfast for free at Reading & Leeds...

Reading & Leeds 'Free Beer and Bap' offer details revealed

Photographer:Peter Corkhill

Chris Eustace - 06 August 2012

Managing director Melvin Benn announced earlier this year that all weekend ticketholders would be entitled to a free beer and burger for each of the events’ three days. While the burger has now become a breakfast bap, the offer remains, and today (6 August), its been revealed exactly how it will work.

Food vouchers will be sent out with the tickets when they begin to be dispatched from today, which festivalgoers can present to vendors in designated locations in the campsite until midday on the festivals' Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A bag with three cans of beer (proof of age will be required) or soft drinks can be collected once through wristband exchange.

In a statement, Benn said:

“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 over the festival to get even more free beer!

It’s on us so I hope you enjoy it!”

As previously reported, The Cure, Kasabian and Foo Fighters will headline Reading and sister event Leeds when the dual festivals return this August bank holiday.

Click here for the full Reading Festival line-up and full Leeds Festival line-up announced so far.

Weekend tickets for both Reading and its sister site Leeds are still available, as are Friday and Saturday tickets for Reading and all three days for Leeds.

Sunday day tickets for Reading Festival are sold out.

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

Leeds Festival 2012 takes 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

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