Vegfest is the biggest vegetarian festival in Europe it also has a live music festival which on Saturday May 24th shifts to its punk roots with a headline performance from PETER HOOK & the LIGHT, playing a Joy Division and New Order set. Peter Hook was of course the bass player in both Joy Division and New Order, and now brings alive a number of classics including Blue Monday, Ceremony, Love Will Tear Us Apart and New Dawn Fades. Before that original punks RUTS DC grace the main stage with their eclectic mix of punk ska and reggae, including the hits Babylon’s Burning, Jah War, Dangerous Minds and Staring at the Rude Boys. And with author and musician John Robb and his band GOLDBLADE on before, the original 70’s punk vibe will be well and truly alive and kicking.
On Sunday May 25th the emphasis shifts to the traditional Vegfest Sunday reggae Sunsplash along with original 70’s Bristol reggae outfit BLACK ROOTS, before dance reggae maestros ZION TRAIN close the party on the Sunday evening.
VegfestUK Bristol regularly attracts 20,000 – 25 000 visitors over the weekend and includes a whole vegan food festival during the daytime on the weekend with 140 stalls, cookery demos, talks, workshops, cinemas, kids cookery classes and entertainment, clay modelling and live performance along with all day bars and the most superb caterers – all of them providing 100% vegan food without any animal products included at all, making this a quite unique gathering of food and music and the biggest of its kind in the UK.
Tickets for the evening performances on Friday are £15 in advance and £20 on the gate (kids under 16 – £3 / £4); whilst those for Saturday are priced £10 available in advance and £12 on the gate (kids under 16 – £3 / £4) – see website for full details bristol.vegfest.co.uk/ticket-information.
Daytime admission on Saturday and all day Sunday is £3 pay on gate. Children under 16 free.
VegfestUK organises two other massive vegan events in the UK – Brighton in March 29th 30th and London Kensington Olympia Sept 27th 28th 2014..