Robin S, Danny Rampling, Rozalla and Dub Pistols headline 15th annual vegan festival on Bristol Harbourside
Extra dollops of (vegan) formaggio as VegfestUK hosts "Show Me Love" House Party on Saturday followed by a reggae/dub/dance evening on Sunday
2017 event taking place on May 20th 21st; space available for 180 stalls and 15 caterers
Space available for 230 stalls and 18 caterers; flexible rates available for both traders and charities
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House, reggae and EDM mixes plus good food and company draw massive crowds who braced the downpour to enjoy another fabulous Vegfest!
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Live Acts Stage
Located near the Main Exit in the Waterfront Square
12.00 - 12.45 - Astrophe
1.00 - 1.45 - Chloe Ray
2.00 - 2.45 - Grey Hairea
3.00 - 3.45 - Vegan Bodybuilding competition - single dumbbell shoulder press
4.00 - 4.45 - Andy Twyman
5.00 - 5.45 - My Style
12.00 - 12.45 - Mitchell & Vincent
1.00 - 1.45 - Fly Yeti Fly
2.00 - 2.45 - Isabella Alford
3.00 - 3.45 - Snazzback
4.00 - 4.45 - Beccy Farr
5.00 - 5.45 -
25-year-old singer-songwriter. Original folk/country/blues artist from the South West. Loop pedal user with stomping floor percussion. Covers from 50's to now alongside some heartfelt catchy originals.
Alexandra Pawlitka is a singer-songwriter that takes inspiration from prominent female voices in the rock music scene and is currently based in Perth. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Highlands and Islands with an Honours Degree in Popular Music. Aside from taking part in various musical projects, Alexandra has been performing her own solo material for several years and in 2014 she formed the alternative rock band Astrophe who are currently working towards their EP due to be released in 2017
London-based Chloe Ray who grew up in Wallington, South London has just returned from New York City where her latest release "The Waiting Room" was mastered by Grammy nominated Emily Lazar at The Lodge.
Growing up influenced by artists such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Alanis Morissette, Ani Difranco, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan she found a 12-string guitar and her own unique emotive and spellbinding sound.
After extensively performing and song-writing since an early age Chloe Ray has teamed up with 84 Records and will begin her UK tour in February 2016.
Tim Wellard (guitar), John Bickersteth (keyboards) and Bob Marley (bass) of Grey Hairea play a country, folk and blues-based set featuring some of Tim’s songs, a few standards and some traditional material. Previously known as “The Lost Drifters”, they played around the West Country until in 2006 they became part of “The Clive Palmer Band” and for the next five years toured the country (playing at this festival a few years ago). Clive sadly passed away in 2014 and Tim, John and Bob reformed as “Grey Hairea”.
Vegan Bodybuilding competition - single dumbbell shoulder press
The event will be a single dumbbell shoulder press (15Kg males, 7Kg females). The contest will be how many continuous repetitions a contestant can achieve. Partial reps & ‘push pressing’ will not be allowed & the judges may end any event if they feel a safety issue arises (either to the contestant or the audience).
The judge’s decision is final.
Entry is free & all entrants will receive a prize.
The event will be photographed & by entering the contest you agree to allow photographs of yourself to be used (on the internet or other mediums) by vegan bodybuilding & other sponsors of the event.
After playing together for the first time on corn street (Bristol) in September, Snazzback have been busking the cold stretch, bringing the streets an echo of something else. Their songs play with undulating jazz/ improvisation, shimmering Afro-Cuban rhythms and deep soul/funk grooves. Having hosted several impromptu street parties last summer in Bristol, the 5-piece street-jazzers are now jumping between street and stage, bringing their cold new grooves off piste!
14-year-old Isabella Alford is an exciting young acoustic singer-songwriter/guitarist who started performing her own compositions at open mics at aged 9 and got a taste for it! Isabella's passion is writing her own songs which have an Indie/folk style and are very catchy! Isabella has been described as "unassuming" and having "An incredible talent" She also applies her own individual take on a wide range of covers which can be anything from Mumford and sons with energetic guitar playing to Catfish and the Bottlemen and Tom Odell. Isabella took to the Main Stage at the amazing Vegfest last year and has continued to play other festivals and events throughout the Bristol and Gloucester area; also securing bookings for upcoming festivals this summer. With original material, beautiful vocals and great guitar skills, Isabella is an exceptional young artist to watch perform.
ANDY TWYMAN - THE ONE MAN BLUES & COMEDY BAND
When Andy released the first ever naked Christmas music video it hit the national headlines, leading The Mirror newspaper to ask "Is this the best Christmas music video ever?" With the topics of his songs ranging from chickens to Luxembourg via Pot Noodle, 24-year-old Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock and roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Having performed on BBC Three and Channel 4, Andy's reputation is growing as a highly original and entertaining act.
"The Master of The One Man Band"
Blues In Britain Magazine
"A real entertainer, a provider of a refreshing blast of new Blues"
Blues Matters Magazine
"His guitar sounds either stoic like John Lee Hooker or grooves like Bo Diddley"
Built from the ground up by Mac McCormick (23) Bristol, UK and Talia Smulian (22) Tel Aviv, Israel. Writing, recording, producing, mixing and performing all the original material themselves, MY STYLE have their own sound, growing from Dub, Hip Hop / UK Hip Hop, Trip Hop and the ways of the world. The Bristol duo hit the scene March 2016, playing venues such as The O2 Academy, Crofters Rights, The Louisiana, Colston Hall and, Mr. Wolfs, alongside many more. Their 'Bristol sound' comes from conscious lyrics and a bass-heavy live set including Live FX, Vocals, Bass and midi controllers.
Releasing new EP's for 2017 while gigging around the UK, For more music, live and produced tracks, check out www.MYSTYLEMUSIC.co.uk