VegfestUK enters Ashton Gate stadium in style on May 26th-27th 2018

21st March 2018

VegfestUK Bristol moves into the new venue of Ashton Gate stadium with a bang on May Bank Holiday Weekend May 26-27, with a whole host of features to keep everyone enlightened and entertained over the whole weekend. Not only does the event retain its traditional mix of stalls, food, music, talks and cookery demos from its previous outdoor guise, the new top-class indoor venue enables the organisers to incorporate a number of unprecedented features too. This blog post aims to give VegfestUK followers and potential visitors a taster of what’s in store at this upcoming vegan superfest.

First of all, huge kudos to the 5 sponsors who have come on board to support the show, including show sponsors Ecotricity, alongside Bute Island Foods, Vivo Life, Out of Hand and Yaoh.

Open all day and evening are around 12 street food caterers lining up the VegfestUK outdoor fan village on Marina Dolman Way with a diverse mix of food and drinks, plus an in-house Restaurant and a Pizzeria/Bar both serving 100% vegan food and drinks. These will open in conjunction with 8 indoor caterers with their own unique vegan menus.

Full details on caterers here:

Restaurant here:

3 course meal menu and order form:

Details on pizzeria / bar menu to be announced shortly…

Heineken Lounge restaurant on 2/F serving vegan 3-course meals for lunch and dinner on both days – bookings by pre-order only

Sports bar / pizzeria serving 100% vegan food and drinks throughout the weekend

The organisers have recently announced the lineup of their Dance Stage at the event which will feature a number of quality DJ’s such as Judge Jules, Baby D, Chris Cross with presenter Karin Ridgers (Club Yeyo) and SoulTrain Radio DJ’s plus a few others playing all day and evening.

Dance Stage lineup and schedule here:

The Dance Stage will be running in conjunction with the Ujima Live Acts Stage with a number of local acts chosen by Ujima Radio 98fm – headline acts include reggae legend Don Letts (DJ set) on Sunday, Dr. Meaker on Saturday, and a few other names to be announced shortly…

Blog on Don Letts’ appearance is here:

These 2 stages come on top of the Electro Swing lounge on Saturday, a Deep Chill zone on Sunday and a Blues Lounge, all running in the evenings alongside a Comedy lounge.

Electro Swing Lounge:

Blues Lounge lineup:

Deep Chill zone and Comedy lounge lineups to be confimed shortly…

Those looking for inspiration on bodybuilding, fitness and optimal performance on a plant-based diet will find no ends of tips from the star-studded lineups of athletes and bodybuilders who are excelling without animal products, in the Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Performance room during the daytime part of the show, with Vivo Life kindly sponsoring the appearances of many of their ambassadors at the event.

Blog on athletes confirmed:

Blog on Vivo Life ambassadors confirmed:

Meanwhile, plant-based health and nutrition will be dissected at length from a number of experts in the Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Health room, whilst the far-reaching vegan philosophy will be discussed too by a number of dynamic speakers in the vegan scene, in The Vegan Academy room. Full speakers lineups and schedules in these 2 areas to be confirmed shortly…

Those in need of ideas for vegan recipes to both satisfy themselves and their friends will find the Cookery Demos useful, with a number of inventive chefs bringing the best out of plant-based ingredients. Full selection of chefs to be confirmed shortly…

In the meantime, those eager for more ideas on vegan activism will enjoy the talks and workshops hosted in the Vegan Activists Corner. Full timetable in this area to be confirmed shortly…

Families will have plenty of incentives to bring their kids along – not only can kids under 16 enter for free (as long as they are accompanied by adults), they can also enjoy a wide range of activities including cookery classes, balloon magic and large inflatables such as Helter Skelter, Last One Standing and a Disco Dome located outdoors.

Those who would like a taste of the event away from the big crowds will find the Hospitality Lounges a uniquely pleasant experience at vegan events – they can treat themselves and their special guests to a 3-course menu of food and drinks which will be revealed shortly.

To sample the Hospitality experience, visitors can purchase a Supporter Ticket in advance here – each supporter ticket is priced at £27.50 (including 10% booking fee) and includes:

  • access to hospitality lounges on Level 3,
  • priority entrance,
  • a goody bag full of quality vegan products on arrival, and
  • kudos for supporting VegfestUK’s latest ambitious move into this amazing new venue

Find out more about the Supporter Tickets in this blog –

Meanwhile, standard advance tickets are priced at £11.00 for adults and £5.50 for concessions (including 10% booking fees).

All advance tickets are currently on BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE until the end of April at

Tickets are also available on the gate at £12.00 for adults and £6.00 for concessions.