NEIGHBOURHOOD Weekender festival is banning the sale of plastic bottles in a bid to help the environment.

This year’s festival, which will take place at Victoria Park on May 25 and 26, is seeking to reduce the amount of plastic waste at the event by prohibiting the sale of single-use plastic bottles on site.

Event organisers are also encouraging festivalgoers to bring their own reusable bottles that can be refilled at free water points.

Neighbourhood is following in the footsteps of major festivals such as Glastonbury, which also announced a ban on plastic bottles after 1.3million were used during its 2017 event.

A Neighbourhood Weekender spokesman said: "Festivals across the country are trying their best to reduce plastic at events, and Neighbourhood Weekender is no different.

"These measures are to help you have an enjoyable and environmentally-friendly bank holiday weekend."

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All soft drinks are to be sold in cans over the two days, with cups sold onsite being compostable and biodegradable.

Cleaning contractor will also separate all waste collected following the event offsite in order to maximise the amount of waste that can be recycled.

Attendees are being encouraged to share lifts or use public transport too, in order to further help the environment.

The 2019 Neighbourhood lineup boasts a star-studded line up including George Ezra, Richard Ashcroft and the Vaccines, and will attract tens of thousands of visitors to Victoria Park over the end-of-May bank holiday weekend.