Festival Fun Galore At Europe’s Massive Veggie & Music Extravaganza
With 140 stalls full of mouthwatering food alongside fashion, cosmetics and bodycare, plus talks, cookery demos, workshops, films, kids’ cookery classes and live comedy during the day, and legendary punk rock band Ruts DC amongst other captivating headliners in the evenings, this mega-event is certain to attract not only veggies and healthy-eaters but dedicated food and festival lovers.
“Since our shows began back in 2003, we’ve always strived to maintain a balance between festival charm and food education, and that has proved to be very attractive for the veggie-curious, the meat reducers and ‘flexitarians’, who have been growing in leaps and bounds for the past decade,” say the organisers. “VegfestUK gives everyone a top day out while getting across the benefits of increasing their fruit, veg and grain intake and reducing their meat and dairy, in a very informal and rock-and-roll atmosphere. The best thing is: no one is under pressure to go veggie at all. People can just come down to our festivals, sample a myriad of quality, healthier plant-based substitutes for their customary sausages, doner kebabs, chicken nuggets, milkshakes and pizzas, enjoy the festival capers, then make their own dietary decisions afterwards.”
This unique festival regularly attracts 20,000 visitors over 3 days. The 2013 event featured not just deliscious food and life-changing dietary info during the day, but also fantastic music in the evenings from the Happy Mondays, Caravan Palace, the Abyssinians and other guests. With two-thirds of the visitors who ate meat and dairy indicating a desire to choose more plant-based food options afterwards, and much more headliners to be arranged for 2014, the stock for this veggie and music feast has never been higher.
Admission on May 24th (before 6pm) and May 25th (all day) is £3 (pay on gate), and that on May 23rd 24th (after 6pm) is £10 (by advance tickets). Find out more at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk