World’s biggest veggie event in Bristol now in its tenth year

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Now in its tenth year, VegFest UK Bristol, the world’s biggest veggie event, will take place on Bristol’s Harbourside from May 25 to May 27. The free festival, which was attended by around 13,000 people last year, is a celebration of the all things veggie with an emphasis on food and fun!

Music features heavily at VegFest and this year will be no different as Finley Quaye, Neville Staple of The Specials and reggae legend Johnny Clarke meets Soothsayers get top billing at this unique event, alongside local acts Talisman and Dub Mafia, with more to be announced.

On the menu at this year’s VegFest will be: over 120 exhibitors; a host of talks on healthy living; a Ready Steady Chef competition where top local chefs will compete against veggie chefs to create the tastiest vegan meal; cookery demonstrations and workshops; an animal sanctuary; an eclectic line-up of live music and entertainment spread over three stages; a comedy tent; walkabout performers; crazy golf; and much, much more!

The festival has grown steadily year on year since it began in 2003. “There’s no doubt that we’ve all become more concerned with our health in the past decade,” said Tim Barford, VegFest UK organiser. “More people are going veggie in the UK than anywhere else in the world at the moment, that’s an incredible statistic!”

“As always at VegFestUK, we’ll have lots of veggie cookery demos, cookery workshops for the kids and loads of talks on nutrition, weight management and healthy living. The educational side of the event is really important, particularly as more and more people are considering a plant based diet for the health benefits it offers.”

“But VegFestUK is also about celebration, so visitors can expect a great weekend of food, music and live entertainment for all the family. With free entry for everyone and a fantastic line-up we’re expecting another busy year for VegFestUK!”

VegFestUK Bristol is on May 25th, 26th 27th 2012 at The Amphitheatre Bristol. See the website www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk for details.

 

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