May 23rd 24th 25th 2014 are the dates for Europe's biggest veggie event in 2014
Bumper turnout for our tenth birthday
140 stalls booked for Bristol
Pay on gate for Saturday daytime and all day/evening Sunday
PEAB 'Work in the Community' Award goes to VegfestUK
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- Going live for bookings next week Thursday March 30th - the UK's first dedicated vegan Trade and Media show... t.co/Apn4NtDvMV
- Around 170 stalls booked in for the 15th annual VegfestUK Bristol 2017 event may 20th 21st - around 20 stalls... t.co/jk2bJJxgKi
Chariots of the Sun Stage
chariots of the sun
5.30 Trick The Fox
7.00 Vid Warren
8.30 Muff Said
12.00 Thom Quentin Leigh
1.00 Forget Me Not
2.00 Dirk Landish
3.15 Dan Korn and The Choppy Waters
4.00 The Stride
5.00 Dub The Earth
12.00 Amy Yon
1.00 Christian Walsh
2.00 Mae And The Midnight Fairground
3.00 Ben River
4.00 I Am In Love
5.00 Goan Dogs
TRICK THE FOX - 17:30-18:00
Trick The Fox are a brand new three piece band, having recently signed a recording deal with the team behind Plan B's top selling album, "The Defamation of Stricland Banks", they are already making a name for themselves in the music industry, and touring the UK delivering raw, engaging, high energy shows. Often compared to bands like The Police, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and The Arctic Monkeys. Trick The Fox fuse thought provoking, quirky and often comical lyrics with double bass, guitar and drums.
VID WARREN - 19:00-19:30
Vid Warren brings you something that you will not have seen before. Look out for bass-heavy beatbox sounds that you wouldn't believe a human-mouth could make, along with a few surprises from his briefcase.
You may have seen Vid Warren performing around the world in Europe/Canada/USA/Asia; at sell-out shows in O2 venues across the UK; on festival stages including Glastonbury, WOMAD, Fusion, and Electric Picnic
"The most entertaining beatboxer I've ever, EVER, EVER met!" - Anthony Ashfield, Forum Manager of www.HumanBeatbox.com
"Absolutely brilliant, go and see him." - Sophie Oliver, BBC
MUFF SAID - 20:30-21:00
A cheekily named 7 piece, female fronted, ska band hailing from Bristol. With a formidable horn section and the most boisterous bass lines in the West, they party onstage with the wild abandon of a band having lots of infectious fun.
THOM Quentin LeiGH - 12:00
A sound that some describe to be haunting. Thomas's performances are simple and stripped back, showing simplicity through one person's voice and an acoustic guitar.
FORGET ME NOT - 13:00
Forget Me Knot is an up and coming Bristol-based band who intertwine velvet harmonies with many different musical influences to create an eclectic Folk/ Pop vibe. With their E.P., "Dust", coming in April, they are beginning to break into Bristol's thriving music scene.
"It's as though Fleet Foxes and Imogen Heap had a musical love child" - Ben Schauffler, Peruzzi Cut/ Memory of Elephants
"Soaring, ethereal harmonies to capture the audience with a hypnotic, siren-like effect" - Sam Simpson of Evie Woods.
DIRK LANDISH - 14:00
Known for his melodic, alternative folk Dirk Landish is the UK based performer songwriter acclaimed for his whisky viscous voice and commanding lyrics. His self-produced debut album, "Blissful Drunken Blues", has a vintage warmth that will endure many listens and still throw up new surprises time and again.
dan korn and the choppy waters - 15:15
Singer-songwriter Dan Korn weaves enchanting melodies around exquisitely crafted lyrics. Dan's evocative songs are "laden with farewells".
After a childhood writing poetry and prose in a provincial town, Dan Korn came of age, taught himself guitar and dropped out. He was drawn to the big smoke of Old London Town where good times and hard times followed, many now formed in song. Cutting his teeth in London pubs Dan has become a respected performer, mixing angelic vocals with his bluesy guitar, all of it charged with energy.
PEYOTE - 16:00
PEYOTE, an explosive new Punk, Blues, Rock'n'Roll 4 piece who formed while studying music at Bath Spa University last year bonded over a mutual love of Quentin Tarantino films and soundtracks.
‘Absolute crowd pleasers, these slick yet raw blues preachers are paying homage to the greats by bringing the past to the present whilst creating something completely new.' -Bladud Magazine
DUB THE EARTH 17:00
This Dub juggernaut from the belly of the Earth have shaken festivals, raves, clubs & free parties with their massive bass lines, skanking acid dub-fueled rhythms & vibes from the belly of the earth!
The band originally formed in the Hungerford area way back in the late 80's with members of dub/punk pioneers RDF, Revolutionary Dub Warriors & Jah Works. They have played stages at the likes of Glastonbury, Womad, Boardmasters, The Glade, The Green Gathering, Alchemy Festival, Farmer Phils, Kingston Green Fair, Bristol Carnival,..... & before those the legendary free festivals of Stonehenge, Torpedo Town, Lechlade, Hungerford Common & Castle Morton!
Many line-up changes & additions over the years have kept their sound fresh & always in a state of flux. Their conscious raising philosophy & no holds barred ethos will always be a constant.
CHRISTIAN WALSH - 13:00
Christian is an experienced guitarist, performing sessions and solo shows across the Southwest. He plays unique slide guitar bringing a new twist to roots and blues music so expect original and cover songs to keep your feet stomping! Previous gigs include Glastonbury and the big chill festivals.
MAE AND THE MIDNIGHT FAIRGROUND - 14:00
Mae Karthauser (of Mae & The Midnight Fairground fame) boasts a collection of vibrant circus-esque songs that tell vivid stories of wayward characters both human and animal. Song and music is coupled with a distinctive twist of humour and eccentrically woven anecdotes (on topics as wide as resident ladybirds, the violent homeless, and literature for 8-10 year olds). Often shows come wildly embellished, dressed with magical theatrical elements and audience participation to create another world in which the boundaries of performer and spectator are miraculously blended... Whether alone, or surrounded by a troupe of anything up to ten musicians, dancers, acrobats and clowns, Mae Karthauser has audiences nestled playfully in the palm of her hand, as she strokes each one of them gently on the head, grinning like a badly behaved child in the chocolate aisle.
"A twilight world, caught between candyfloss sweetness and an altogether sharper undertone ***" - R2 Magazine.
BEN RIVER - 15:00
Poet and songwriter Ben River was brought up in West London, Ladbroke Grove and has been on a weird and wonderful musical journey ever since.
I AM IN LOVE - 16:00
GOAN DOGS - 17:00
The Bristol five-piece, Goan Dogs, create a mature, intricate and cinematic sound born within the City's rich musical heritage. Drawing influences from a wide artistic pool, the band has a gift for marrying seemingly opposed elements. The dusty vibes of Ry Cooder, Calexico and Tinariwen easily find a home with shades of 50's rockabilly, as does their focus on vocal harmonies and interesting melody. Coupled with a desire to experiment and explore beyond the confines of their influences the result is a cohesive and arresting sound unique to the band.
"I absolutely love this... Bristol's finest." - Guy Garvey BBC 6Music
"If this gig is anything to go by, Bristol won't be able to hold onto these lads for long." - Laura Williams, 24-7 Magazine
"They have that rare knack of being able to lift you up and carry you away upon a wave of lush cinematic instrumentation and vivid lyrical imagery."