I like to break big news when I can get it and it rarely comes bigger than this.
As you know, Vegfest is a wildly successful food, music and lifestyle festival that takes place every year in Brighton and Bristol. Well, that used to be true. The huge news released just today by the organisers involves the festival expanding to a third location. London.
That’s right, people. One of the biggest and best healthy living events in the world is setting up shop this October 5 and 6 in London. The sprawling Olympia site will be taken over for the two day event featuring cookery demos, celebrities, live music and much more.
And if that isn’t enough to impress your vegan socks right off your feet, more staggering news has been leaked concerning the Bristol Vegfest event taking place on 24-26 May, 2013.
Legendary Mancunian band The Happy Mondays have been confirmed to appear at the Bristol stop of the festival, which is officially the world’s biggest vegan event. Also joining the Mondays will be Peter Hook (New Order), The Farm, 808State, Caravan Palace, The Abyssinians and Macka B.
Get all the finer details from the official press release below. If you are planning on attending the London leg of Vegfest, tickets go on sale February 13. If you are interested in hosting a stall at the event, be SUPER quick in contacting the organisers as the availability is sure to shrink rapidly.
VegfestUK London October 5th 6th 2013 – Dates Confirmed
The dates have been confirmed for a brand new vegetarian lifestyle show in the heart of the West End of London at the world famous Kensington Olympia over two days in October 2013. 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the two day event, which is open from 11am – 7pm.
Comedian Dave Spikey (Phoenix Nights) is amongst the guests participating, which also includes musician Macka B, comedian Andrew O’Neill, presenters Janey Lee Grace and Dale Pinnock, athlete Fiona Oakes, chef Chad Sarno, actress Roxy Shahidi, nutritionists Yvonne Bishop – Weston, Christine Bailey and Julie Silver and a number of other leading lights from within the healthy living sector, including top chefs, nutritionists, speakers, entertainers, celebrities and experts, with many more to be confirmed.
The show sees over 150 stalls, all full of the latest vegetarian and vegan products, as well as two cookery demo theatres, a Living Raw prep zone, 3 talks rooms, 2 cinemas, 2 workshops spaces, a kids area and a large performance stage, ensuring visitors to the event are spoiled for choice, with many of the stalls providing free samples and tasters as well as produce at vastly reduced costs.
Admission to the event is £10 each day (£6 concessions, £2 Kids under 14) and tickets are available on the gate or in advance. All tickets bought in advance are on a Buy One Get On free offer too, ensuing real value for visitors from across London and the South East. The event is sponsored by Fry’s Distribution, Yaoh and Out of Hand, with more sponsors to be confirmed.
VegfestUK have organised a number of successful veggie food events in both Brighton and Bristol over the last decade, event attracting up to 25,000 people at a time, with the 2013 Bristol event featuring The Happy Mondays, Peter Hook (New Order), The Farm, 808State, Caravan Palace, The Abyssinians, Macka B and a host of other top acts at what is officially the world’s biggest vegan event. For more information about VegestUK events see the website www.vegfest.co.uk