Where: The Harbourside, Bristol
What is it?
VegfestUK is a free festival dedicated to all things veggie with live music, food and plenty of stalls to peruse.
The music and entertainment line-up includes Jamaican reggae singer Johnny Clarke & Soothsayers headlining the Sunday slot, supported by recently reformed original Bristol reggae act Talisman, whilst on Friday Neville Staple of The Specials heads up a ska line-up that also includes local Bristol acts. Saturday sees local heroes Dub Mafia live on stage, plus a rare appearance in Bristol from Finley Quaye.
There will be over 75 talks, cookery demos and presentations. There are two big marquees with over 120 stalls crammed full of the latest veggie food products, bodycare, fashion, clothes, information and accessories, many at vastly discounted prices, with lots of free samples and tasters too.
There’s also an intriguing looking Ready Steady Chef competition involving local chefs cooking off against each other, and a Great Veggie Burger and Sausage competition involving lot of tasting and judging by the audience.
A dedicated Kids Area (complete with kids cookery classes), The Animal Sanctuary (featuring people who work with animals), a comedy & chillout tent, crazy golf course and 3 performance stages with acoustic acts on throughout the day should make it an interesting festival for everyone.
More info: www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk