Vegfest - Europe's biggest vegan festival - is back in Bristol with a huge musical lineupPosted on: 12 Apr 2017
Vegfest UK makes is back in Bristol and it brings not only a celebration of all things vegan on 20th and 21st May 2017. Expect a line up of HUGE musical artists, talks and presentations, special offers and free tasters along with celebrities, special guests and more.
Hailed as the biggest vegan event in the world, the two day treat will see the usual dynamic mix of vegan-related passion and energy. This unique mix of vegan activities, sensational live acts and awesome DJs runs from 11am to 11pm on Saturday and from 11am to 9:30pm on Sunday.
This event is very much family friendly and there's plenty do do for all ages and tastes:
- Headline music after 6pm
- 180 stalls packed with free samples and special offers (before 6pm)
- 15 caterers with a fine selection of global vegan cuisines (all day)
- Live acoustic music from 2 stages (before 6pm)
- Talks on Easy Veganism (before 6pm)
- Talks on Light Veganism (before 6pm)
- Talks on Deep Veganism (before 6pm)
- Cookery Demos (before 6pm)
- Kids Cookery Classes (before 6pm)
- Kids Entertainment (before 6pm)
- Therapists and masseurs (before 6pm)
Advance tickets are £6 per day or £10 for the whole weekend or £10 on the day, with concessions* at £4. A limited number of Buy One Get One Half Price tickets are also available if you move quickly.
*Concessions: Over 60's - Students with NUS Card- Claimants - Those with disabilities (carer comes free), and are welcome to come to the head of the queue for early admittance.
“Saturday is definitely what you might call a house party with an extra sprinkling of quattro formaggio with grated mozzarella and some melted ‘Sheese’ – all vegan of course,” say VegfestUK organisers. “Danny Rampling is of course a household name for many following his long-time stints on Radio 1, and we’re particularly thrilled to welcome Robin S from the USA who many will remember for her iconic multimillion-selling hit ‘Show Me Love’. Likewise, Rozalla, who had a huge hit with ‘Everybody’s Free’ will be performing live. And if that wasn’t enough, we also have Nicky Holloway, the original house promoter from the Shoom days of the mid-80’s, which was at the very heart of original house music as we know it today.
“The Sunday lineup has a traditional reggae / hip-hop / dub feel to it, with Dub Pistols headlining and ZionRuts from South Africa supporting alongside local Bristol hip-hop talents The Scribes. We will be expecting capacity crowds on both days.”
As Kermit the Frog once famously decreed, it's not easy being green. It can be a lot of fun though, and very rewarding - a case in point proved in the Lloyds Amphitheatre each May. Now in its 15th year, this Bristol leg of the festival is the largest vegan gathering in the country and is expected to attract 14,000 visitors.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Swansea, Jimmy moved to Bristol back in 2004 to attend university. Passionate about live music, sport, science and nature, he can usually be found walking his cocker spaniel Baxter at any number of green spots around the city. Call James on 078 9999 3534 or email Editor@365Bristol.com.