VegfestUK came into existence back in Bristol in 2003, with the launch of the Bristol Vegan Fayre – the first event of its kind to mix up veganism with rock-‘n-roll and a festival vibe. The success of the Bristol Vegan Fayre was the inspiration behind many of the vegan events in the UK today, including our own further events in Brighton, Glasgow and London organised by our team.
VegfestUK has put on around 40 vegan festivals across the UK over the last 2 decades, bringing under one roof a cornucopia of utterly delectable vegan food, drinks, clothing, footwear, cosmetics, skincare, jewellery, magazines, on top of an illustrious list of special guests, headliners and comedians, alongside some truly unforgettable talks, cookery demos, kids activities, live performances and yoga classes, and not to mention lots and lots of big smiles and potentially life-changing festivals encouraging everyone to follow a vegan way of life.
Previous outdoor guise of VegfestUK Bristol at the Lloyds Amphitheatre
venue of the event from 2007 - 2017
VegfestUK moves into one of the nation's veggie capitals Brighton in 2009
starting at the Brighton Centre, then moving into the Hove Centre being the venue from 2010 - 2014
In October 2013, we expanded into Olympia London
starting with Olympia West Levels 0 and 1
VegfestUK Brighton moves into the Brighton Centre in 2015
venue of the event ever since
In 2015, Vegfest took another big step, creating another new show at the prestigious SECC
although the Scottish event has been put on hold since 2016
In 2017, VegfestUK hosted the UK’s first vegan Trade show VegfestUK Trade
Trade show took place the day before usual weekend vegan Consumer show VegfestUK London
In 2018, VegfestUK Bristol moved into the indoor venue of Ashton Gate stadium
home of Bristol City football and rugby clubs
In 2018, VegfestUK London expanded into an additional level at Olympia London
with Levels 1, 2 and 3 of Olympia Central to be used alongside Olympia West Level 1
In addition, we host the VegfestUK Awards, which celebrate the best vegan products in the UK, and run the free online vegan magazine The Vegfest Express (www.vegfestexpress.co.uk).