Six trucks of tomatoes head to Bunol for annual fiesta

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes were loaded onto six trucks on Tuesday to head for the Spanish town of Bunol where the annual tomato fight is due to take place on Wednesday. VIDEO: REUTERS
A reveller covered in tomato pulp takes part in the annual "Tomatina" festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on Aug 30, 2017.
A reveller covered in tomato pulp takes part in the annual "Tomatina" festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on Aug 30, 2017.PHOTO: AFP
A man slides on the pavement covered with squashed tomatoes as he takes part in the traditional tomato fight called 'Tomatina' in Bunol, Spain, Aug 30, 2017.
A man slides on the pavement covered with squashed tomatoes as he takes part in the traditional tomato fight called 'Tomatina' in Bunol, Spain, Aug 30, 2017.PHOTO: EPA
A reveller covered in tomato pulp takes part in the annual "Tomatina" festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on Aug 30, 2017.
A reveller covered in tomato pulp takes part in the annual "Tomatina" festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on Aug 30, 2017.PHOTO: AFP
Revellers covered in tomato pulp take part in the annual "Tomatina" festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on Aug 30, 2017.
Revellers covered in tomato pulp take part in the annual "Tomatina" festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on Aug 30, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

BUNOL (REUTERS) - Hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes were loaded onto six trucks on Tuesday (August 29) to head for the Spanish town of Bunol where the annual tomato fight is due to take place on Wednesday (Aug 30).

La Tomatina festival is a food fight that takes in a small town just a few kilometres away from Valencia.

Although Bunol has a relatively small population, during the festivity more than 22,000 people from across all borders visit and take part in the most famous food-fight in the world.

At 11am (0900 GMT) a fire cracker sets off La Tomatina and during the next hour the loaded trucks drive through Bunol' s central street providing ammunition for the revellers.