Busy Times for VegfestUK Brighton after Record Month for Bookings

20th February 2023

Spring is very much in the air for Vegfest as the feelgood factor returns to the Independent Plant Based sector this year in a robust and freshened up fashion after the long years of lockdowns, just beginning to fade into the memories – resulting in a record month for bookings for Vegfest in January followed by a busy February and successful ticket launch too. Over 70 exhibitors booked in for VegfestUK Brighton in January and with a further 30 already in February, the show, with room for 200 traders and 5,000 visitors each day, is over half full and on its way to capacity for both traders and visitors.


VegfestUK Brighton is held at The Brighton Centre weekend April 29th & 30th 2023, and with tickets free to the event and pitch fees within reach for many independent vegan traders, there’s a community feel and buzz around Brighton that has been somewhat absent for vegan events for a few years now. And the 4-year absence in town for this once annual event that started in 2009 and regularly drew crowds of over 10,000 pre-covid is already seeing a bit ticket uptake since they went live Valentines Day Feb 14th. “The venue is big and holds thousands of visitors’ enthuse the organisers “and just as well judging by the early interest in tickets. Thousands have already been allocated and demand is high. We expect a capacity crowd both days.”


Tickets are available here on application free of charge


With so much going on that weekend, there’s something for everyone, including the Action for Animals Summit, & a whole area dedicated to an Introduction to Plant Based Lifestyles for those new to the idea or just getting started, plus areas dedicated to Fitness and Lifestyle as well as Optimum Health. And there’s a truly excellent array of Street Food Caterers at the event to ensure a fabulous selection for plant-based food options for hungry visitors.


But it’s not just the hot food on offer – there’s a wide-ranging number of traders with vegan body care, accessories, fashion, clothing. books and information as well a dynamic collection of charities and campaigns. Here’s a quick look at a few of the standout traders for 2023 at VegfestUK Brighton.  (To see the whole floorplan, scroll down here)



Hard not to miss and impossible not to love, Dappa excel in the most vital and essential field of plant-based living – cashew based ice cream, topped with all the trimmings. A veritable feast in their own right, with tunes to match makes this team an ever-popular fixture on the show floor.



EsQue Parfum

Truly wonderful selection of perfumes suitable for vegans and developed by Aisha with style and vivacity making EsQue an essential visit for every visitor.



Vegan Muscle

New vegan outfitters with a snazzy and super comfortable range of clothing for gyms, training and general leisure. Top collection and all-round style and comfort.



Jeavons Toffee

We can’t wait to get our teeth stuck into this unique and very popular vegan confectionary range, which indeed launched at this very venue back in 2015. Happy chomping days with a special nod to retro which is very welcome especially amongst old school & new wave alike.



Iuvo Skincare

Iuvo is a delightful family firm with some outstanding beauty products and body care ranges, very busy at vegan events across the UK and full of good news, good vibes and terrific products, and a long-standing fave at Vegfest.



Yogi Tea

Yogi Tea are back! We love Yogi, one of the original Herb Tea ranges spanning decades, yet always innovative, fresh and luxurious with some truly outstanding beverages. Enjoy the Yogi Tea Garden overlooking the seaside, an oasis of calm and quality amongst the busy vibrant Vegfest all around.



Viva La Vegan

No Vegfest would be complete without the original, unique and far-reaching Viva La Vegan, firm faves on the vegan festival circuit and really not available in supermarkets! Great clothing and accessories and vegan to the core.



Tickets are available here on application free of charge