How cute rubber ducks get metalheads to recycle at Graspop 2019

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Festileaks is at Graspop 2019 this weekend. One of the main eye catchers is a very clean festival site. At the same time, we come across a very busy stand where you can catch ducks. The question is: what do these two have in common.

The answer is simple! The tough visitors of Graspop are crazy about recycling. You can start with collecting a set of 20 cups, which is very easy for a good collector. Each set of cups is good for a token at the recycling stand in the centre of the festival site.

This is the point where it gets interesting. Next to the recycling stand is where you find Ducks of T(h)rash. It’s there where you can catch three ducks with each token. At the bottom of each duck you can find a score which represents a prize. And indeed: there is a prize for everyone. What you can win changes from simple gadgets to a backstage tour or access to the sky deck. Looking at the queues at both stands, the visitors of Graspop love catching ducks.

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Of course, we couldn’t stay behind and went for a gamble at the recycling stands of Graspop. We started with collecting the necessary cups to get a token. We quickly threw out our angling rod and within five minutes we were in the sky enjoying a ride in the Ferris wheel. In this way, recycling becomes a festival highlight in itself.

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Graspop 2019

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2019 takes place from 21 to 23 June. Every year, the Belgian festival presents a line-up that includes the biggest names in hard rock and metal. This year, the headliners include Within Temptation, Slipknot and KISS.