When: 24th – 26th May 2013
Where: The Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB
£: Admission on the gate is 2 for adults and 1 for children and concessions during the daytime (up to 6pm). Admission to the Friday and Saturday evening events is by advance ticket only – there are no tickets available on the gate. Tickets for Friday (Caravan Palace) cost 15 (plus booking fee) and for Saturday (Happy Mondays, 808 State, The Farm, Peter Hook) 25 (plus booking fee). Sunday (The Abyssinians, Macka B) admission is 5 after 6pm (pay on gate). Tickets are available from www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk and from www.theticketsellers.co.uk.
What is it?
Bristol is in for a musical and foodie treat as VegfestUK Bristol comes of age and goes into double figures as one of the longest established and most successful independent food and music events in Bristol. The original Happy Mondays will headline at VegfestUK Bristol’s tenth birthday party on Saturday May 25th 2013, along with support from 808 State and The Farm. Plus there’s a DJ slot from Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division).
Around 25,000 visitors are expected over the three-day health food festival, many of them from out of town, and many of them experiencing the delights of 100% plant-based food for the first time. VegfestUK Bristol is the world’s biggest veggie event and there are no animal products permitted at the festival.
During the daytime (11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday) visitors can expect a feast of different cuisine from across the globe, along with 125 stalls crammed with goodies including food, bodycare, clothes, fashion and accessories. There will also be campaigns merchandise and information about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, along with recipes and nutritional information. In addition there will be cookery demos, talks, a cinema and a host of entertainment including comedy hours, live music and performance.
In the evenings the Main Stage takes over proceedings and some of the biggest headliners to ever grace an outdoor stage in Bristol will crank up the PA for some fantastic sessions. Caravan Palace will headline on the Friday, with support from Kitten and the Hip and The Boxettes. The Abyssinians head up the reggae sunsplash on Sunday with Macka B. With an after-hours parties on Saturday too, it looks like Bristol and veggies in particular will be spending most of the weekend eating and dancing; a great way to celebrate 10 years as this event enters its second decade.