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  • Advance tickets now on sale for one of UK’s biggest vegan Consumer shows VegfestUK London

    One of the key dates in many’s vegan diaries has finally arrived, with advance tickets to the 5th edition of VegfestUK London vegan Consumer show now on sale at: 


    Advance day tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £8 for concessions (which include students, OAP’s, job seekers, those on benefits), plus a small booking fee. Watch out for the limited amounts of tickets that are available on BUY ONE GET ONE FREE and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE, which will help you save up and are therefore handy especially if you are travelling to the event in groups. 


    Meanwhile, a limited number of tickets will be sold on the gate at £15 for adults and £10 for concessions. Due to a limit on capacity at the venue, and the high uptake on advance tickets from previous years, tickets on the gate are limited in quantity and are likely to run out during the event. The organisers would, therefore, strongly advise anyone travelling from outside London specifically for this event to buy their tickets in advance to avoid missing out on one of the most unmissable vegan events of the year.


    Kids under 16 can get free entry to the event as long as they are accompanied by adults.


  • UK’s first dedicated vegan Trade show now open for registration

    VegfestUK Trade, the UK’s first vegan event dedicated to Trade and Media professionals, is now open for registration for free at:


    This inaugural event has seen some media coverage in the likes of VegNews Magazine, Food & Drink International, Cost Sector Catering, Hotel F&B Magazine, Better Retailing Magazine and The Caterer magazine. The Trade show consists of up to 160 stalls, alongside 6 featured areas with different focus on running vegan businesses, namely the Vegan Business Support lounge, the Plant-Based Chefs Corner, the Vegan Health Clinic, the Vegan Celebrity Zone, the Independent Retailers Lounge and the Vegan Bodycare Pavilion, on top of press packs, a media room for live interviews and a studio for internet connection for Press and Media.  


    Brands that have confirmed to be attending include independent vegan businesses such as Tyne Chease, Buddha Beauty, Badgers Dairy Free, The Raw Fix, and Watts Kork, alongside established brands like The Health Store, Suma Wholefoods, Bute Island Foods, JASON Natural Care, So Free Chocolate and Moo Free Chocolates, giving rise to a unique variety of brands for potential buyers at a Trade event.  


    Industry experts who will be present include representatives from Essential Trading and Veganuary, chef and radio host Aldo Zilli, head chef Ben Asamani of 222 Veggie Vegan, physician Dr. Milton Mills, nutritionist Gareth Zeal, chef and author Christine Bailey, MP Kerry McCarthy plus many more.


    VegfestUK Trade is ideal for:

    - those working in the catering and hospitality sectors looking for tips on catering for vegans, 

    - health professionals seeking health and nutritional advice from world-leading doctors and nutritionists, 

    - independent retailers sourcing new vegan products, 

    - beauty and bodycare professionals looking to discover vegan beauty and bodycare brands, 

    - bloggers and vloggers covering the latest news stories and celebrities from the vegan scene. 


    Small business owners are especially encouraged to attend the show where they can network with like-minded entrepreneurs, attend workshops on all aspects of managing and growing a business whilst tapping into the expanding vegan market.

    Moreover, if you register with your social profile at the link below, you'll be able to see who else you know is attending too: 


    The show organisers extend huge thanks to the show sponsors Bute Island Foods, So Free Chocolate and Yaoh.


  • Huge annual vegan festival drew to glorious close on Bristol Harbourside in its 15th year

    Bristol Harbourside witnessed a marvellous celebration of veganism and music at its iconic Amphitheatre site on the weekend May 20-21, with over 20 red-hot caterers and bars, and 180 other stallholders joining a series of captivating headliners creating a memorable couple of days for not only passionate vegans and party-goers, but also loads of vegan curious looking to embark on a change of lifestyle.


    Read full summary of the event here:



    The next edition of VegfestUK's events is the UK’s first ever vegan Trade show VegfestUK Trade on Friday October 20th 2017 at Olympia London. VegfestUK will remain at Olympia for the weekend October 21st 22nd 2017 immediately afterwards for the 5th year of its highly successful vegan Consumer show. After that, VegfestUK will be returning to the Brighton Centre on March 24th 25th 2018. 


    To find out more about the future of VegfestUK Bristol currently, please refer to this article here.

  • UK’s first dedicated vegan Trade show now open for stall bookings

    The website for VegfestUK Trade - the UK’s first-ever dedicated vegan Trade show - is now live for stall bookings at, with registration for Trade and Media set to open shortly afterwards. 



    VegfestUK Trade 2017 will see around 160 stallholders with all the cutting edge vegan products coming onto the market, and the organisers anticipate an attendance of around 2,000 trade buyers and media representatives.


    VegfestUK Trade is open from 10am - 6pm on Friday October 20th 2017 at Olympia London Central Hall on Level 1. To book a stall, or find out more about the different featured areas as well as expert lineup of speakers, go to the show website


    The organisers extend big thanks to the first sponsors of VegfestUK Trade: Plamil Foods, Bute Island Foods and Yaoh Ltd, with more sponsors to be announced. 


    VegfestUK also organises their usual vegan Consumer show VegfestUK London on October 21st 22nd 2017 at Olympia London West and Central Halls on Level 1 and the Conference Centre on Level 3. The website for VegfestUK London is also live for stall bookings now at, with advance tickets to go on sale from August 1st 2017 on the show website.

  • VegfestUK Brighton 2018 dates confirmed - March 24th 25th 2018

    After a successful event at the Brighton Centre on March 11th 12th 2017 with around 9,400 visitors overall, VegfestUK Brighton returns to the same venue on March 24th 25th 2018 with website live from September 2017 for stall bookings.


    2018 will be the 10th year running for VegfestUK Brighton, and the event’s 4th year at the iconic Brighton Centre. There will be space for around 200 stalls and 20 caterers, plus over 100 speakers and performers – full featured areas will be announced once the website is live in September 2017.


    Join the Facebook event for VegfestUK Brighton 2018 here, invite your friends and share this event widely:



    Meanwhile, read this blog here for a full summary of VegfestUK Brighton 2017. 

  • Vegan superfest VegfestUK drew a massive crowd of around 9,400

    The rise of veganism in the UK was in full view at the weekend’s action at the Brighton Centre where around 9,400 visitors were packed into this prime exhibition venue on the South Coast overall, all enjoying 2 days’ worth of vegan feasting and learning more about following a vegan way of life.


    Debuting at VegfestUK Brighton 2017 is an Easy Veganism section with the most common FAQ’s about veganism answered by a large collection of experts and star guests. Kindly joining the event in this area are actor Peter Egan, TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster, actress Carol Royle, film director Otto Brockway, model Victoria Eisermann, Lush Cosmetics ethical director Hilary Jones, strongman Patrik Baboumian, cyclist Christine Vardaros, triathletes Kate Strong and Dave Sheahan, plus many others. All sessions from this new area were recorded and will be available to view on VegfestUK’s Youtube channel near the end of March 2017.


    The VegfestUK organisers added, “It’s fantastic to be able to showcase to our visitors how easy and accessible it is and certainly has become for everybody to be vegan in this day and age especially, with the plethora of vegan options available as showcased by our stallholders as well as our educational sections. And to be able to attract the calibre of special guests all under one roof, it’s truly incredible. Big big thanks too to all our stallholders, speakers, performers, and many other supporters who have kindly backed our event and made it so successful - we really appreciate it.”


    Other highlights of the event include: a Vegan Comedy Festival with over a dozen vegan standup comedians, Vegan Film Festival showcasing about half a dozen feature length documentaries on veganism, an Intersectional Vegan Summit discussing intersections of social justice issues from a vegan perspective, a Vegan Food Village loaded with vegan feasts, tons of special offers from over 200 colourful stalls, plus the usual VegfestUK mix of talks, cookery demos, kids activities, magic shows, on top of a Teen Zone for teenage vegans to hang out and a Mature Zone for older vegans to learn more about veganism.


    The organisers welcome feedback from visitors to this year’s event - they are welcome to fill in this survey here: 


    VegfestUK will return to the Brighton Centre on March 24th 25th 2018, with plans for the featured areas to be announced in due course, and website to go live for stall bookings from September 2017. VegfestUK now moves onto its Bristol edition on May 20th 21st 2017 (, with a “Show Me Love” party packed with house legends planned on the Saturday evening, followed by a reggae / dub step party on the Sunday evening. These are followed by the UK’s first ever dedicated vegan Trade show VegfestUK Trade on October 20th 2017 at Olympia London (, as well as its usual consumer show VegfestUK London on October 21st 22nd 2017 at Olympia London ( 


    For further info, email 

  • VegfestUK Brighton 2017 Event Programme now available to view online

    The much-anticipated event programme for this year’s VegfestUK Brighton is now available to view online at the link below:



    The programme consists of our full list of stalls, caterers, speakers, performers, comedians, entertainers and others involved in the making of this great vegan festival.


    Please share this widely with anyone you know who might be interested in coming to this exciting event, in the days leading to the festival, thanks!


  • Robin S, Danny Rampling, Rozalla and Dub Pistols headline 15th annual vegan festival on Bristol Harbourside

    Now in its 15th year, VegfestUK Bristol is set to celebrate with a massive House Party on Saturday May 20th 2017. Billed as the “Show Me Love” party, and headlined with a live set from Robin S, along with DJ Danny Rampling, and Rozalla (Everybody’s Free), the event harks back to the heady days of rave music from the early 90’s….and then on Sunday, Dub Pistols headline alongside South African reggae acts ZionRuts and local Bristol-based hip-hop crew The Scribes.


    “Saturday is definitely what you might call a house party with an extra sprinkling of quattro formaggio with grated mozzarella and some melted ‘Sheese’ – all vegan of course,” say VegfestUK organisers. “Danny Rampling is of course a household name for many following his long-time stints on Radio 1, and we’re particularly thrilled to welcome Robin S from the USA who many will remember for her iconic multimillion-selling hit ‘Show Me Love’. Likewise, Rozalla, who had a huge hit with ‘Everybody’s Free’ will be performing live. And if that wasn’t enough, we also have Nicky Holloway, the original house promoter from the Shoom days of the mid-80’s, which was at the very heart of original house music as we know it today.”


    “The Sunday lineup has a traditional reggae / hip-hop / dub feel to it, with Dub Pistols headlining and ZionRuts from South Africa supporting alongside local Bristol hip-hop talents The Scribes. We will be expecting capacity crowds on both days.”


    For full evening schedules of the Main Stage, click here –

    For ticket info and ticket purchase, click on the link here -


  • UK Vegan Festivals Guide 2017 - available to view now online

    The much anticipated and brand new guide book for all UK vegan festivals in 2017 is now available to view at the link here


    This guide showcases all the amazing vegan festivals all across the UK and highlights therefore the outstanding work of numerous talented, passionate, determined, driven, lovely and indefatigable vegan events organisers who are working their socks off in creating a vegan world through their own vegan events. This guide book is invaluable for any business, non-profit organisation, speaker or performer looking for vegan festivals to participate at, or the rapidly growing amount of people in the UK who are interested in veganism right now.


    This guide consists of all essential information on all UK vegan festivals - from dates, venues, ticket info, contact details, links, to unique features and some awesome pictures. On top of that, we also introduce everyone to a number of fantastic 30 day vegan pledges run by the UK’s largest vegan outreach organisations for anyone looking to go vegan for a sustained period - these provide everyone with a wealth of useful information on staying vegan, and complement the cornucopia of vegan festivals fantastically well.


    Please make sure to share the link above widely with all your friends, families, colleagues, or anyone you know who are interested in learning about veganism through a vegan event, and they will thank you to bits!


  • Advance tickets for VegfestUK Brighton 2017 now on sale

    Advance tickets for VegfestUK Brighton 2017 are now available to purchase online at:



    Advance tickets cost £7 per day and £10 for the whole weekend + booking fees.

    BUY ONE GET ONE FREE and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers running for limited periods only!


    A limited amount of tickets are also available on the gate at £10 (adults) / £5 (concessions)*. Kids under 16 who are accompanied by adults get free entry.


    * Concessions tickets holders must bring ID to the gate for the door people. Concessions include

    Over 60's

    Students with NUS Card

    Claimants, and

    Those with disabilities (carer comes free)


    Please note students especially must have valid ID issued by their place of study to obtain Concession ticket, and will be scrutinised closely. Students should have bonafide student ID card with photo and name to enable access on concession ticket.


    Join the Facebook event here:

    Full event programme to be released in mid-February 2017.

    Regular updates on the event to be released on VegfestUK Facebook page


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