Free Beers And Baps At Reading 2012!
Reading Festival organiser Melvin Benn has confirmed the rumours that emerged earlier this year, every Weekend Ticket holder will be entitled to a free Beer and Breakfast bap on each of the festival’s three days.
Were you expecting a Beer and a Burger? Would you prefer a soft drink? How does it all work? Melvin has explained all:
“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!”
So that’s the bap sorted, what about the Beer, hows it going to work, tinnies? Yep.
“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!”
Reading has always been criticised for the way in which it interacts with its fans online and in person, but now Melvin can truly claim to have gone the extra mile. This is a proud step in the right direction. Well done Melvin!