BAG IT AND WIN IT!

Organisers Mean Fiddler want to keep Temple Newsam as clean as possible...

Festivalgoers at this weekend’s CARLING WEEKEND FESTIVAL in LEEDS are being given the opportunity to win a guitar – if they pledge to keep the festival site tidy.

This year’s event takes place at Temple Newsam (August 23-25). In an attempt to keep the festival site clean – a problem that has upset local residents in previous years, festival organisers have teamed up with Keep Britain Tidy to address the problem.

Around the festival site will be a number of ‘litter exchanges’. As an incentive, those camping at the festival will receive a free beer and could win a Fender Guitar, worth nearly £500, when their bags of litter or recyclable material are exchanged for a ticket and entered into a daily prize draw.

Mean Fiddler’s Melvin Benn said: “We will have volunteers staffing litter exchange points around the campsite between 10am-4pm from Friday to Sunday. Festival campers will be given clear plastic bags and encouraged to separate items for recycling or just to return bags of litter to us in exchange for a free beer. In addition one draw will take place each day, with a guitar to be won.”

Leeds Festival are looking for volunteers for the scheme. Application forms can be obtained from www.leedsfestival.com.