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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A collection of high-quality musicians will entertain our crowd from daytime right through to the evenings on both days
12.00 - 12.45 - Jack Humphries
1.00 - 1.45 - Sheena Bratt
2.00 - 2.45 - Atlantic
3.00 - 3.45 - Chuck Harriet
5.00 - 5.45 - ECKOES
12.00 - 12.45 - The After Hours
1.00 - 1.45 - Anairda & The Anarkistas
2.00 - 2.45 - Thunderbridge Bluegrass band
3.00 - 3.45 -
4.00 - 4.45 - Jo Larcombe
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 nowalongsidee some heartfelt catchy originals.
Chuck Harriet were formed from a desire to play music that has become cool again. Vintage Jazz Swing played with style and flair to leave you Feeling Good or wanting to Sing Sing Sing. All band members are highly experienced musicians playing together with ease and skill. Classic tunes mixed with modern songs and a creative flair, give Chuck Harriet a classy and unique style and sound. Come and see us to find out why It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing…………………
We are Chuck Harriet.
Also YouTube at - Chuck Harriet 2.
ECKOES is an enchanting new artist with such a unique voice floating over her own blend of electronic RnB. Championed by 6 Music & BBC Introducing with nods from the MOBO Awards, AFROPUNK & included in Q Magazine's ‘Best of', she is one to watch. Having opened stages for the likes of The Streets & Sister Sledge, her debut singles Valentine & Blue Deep are out on Spotify, iTunes & Google Play now
The band lineup consists of Simon Cooper (Vocals & Keys), Tim Davies (Guitar), Liam Prince (Bass) and Simon Davies (Drums).
2015 saw the nationally acclaimed launch of the "Shaun in The City" sculpture trail in Bristol and London. As a response to this, the band penned the song 'Shaun in the City'. This was released as a charity single, where all money raised from the track went to the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal, supporting Bristol's Childrens Hospital. The track received a great deal of attention and air play on BBC radio.
ATLANTIC are exceptionaly dynamic and have great talent. Their years of hard work, gigging and writing have honed their skills , creating hook-laden, effortlessly catchy and unique songs. They have audiences toe-tapping and dancing to their new material.
"The charismatic Simon Cooper brings with him a blend of rock, soul and pop that's made to purr by his gifted band. Elements of Elton John and Rufus Wainwright collide to give songs that are emotive and effortlessly catchy."- Songwriting Magazine
Six piece Birmingham Rock Band, lead by the unique voice of frontwoman Rosemary Wilkes and wily folk inspired finger-picking style of guitarist Anthony Williams. Along with the close female and male harmonies of Wilkes and Williams, the band’s stunning sound continues to impress; the gorgeous interweaving viola of Lizze Chan-Foxley; crunching guitar noise and virtuosic blues solos from Allan Young; and fierce heartbeat from bassist Ash Withey and drummer Ric Yarborough
Since releasing their debut album Dreaming Of An Island in August 2015, after a two year hush, TMS are in high spirits; on the edge of unveiling their new album for 2017, eager to disclose their new heavy-country-rock-groove sound.
Jo has been writing and performing for a number of years with a love for folk, country and roots music. She writes for the sheer pleasure of it and also performs acoustic covers with a few twists.
She is currently working with Rob Turner to write and produce a new collection of songs for their forthcoming EP, ‘The Story Line', as well as recording vocals for bass player and producer Flavio Baldo.
Jo is very much looking forward to performing at this years Vegfest events, especially as she and her daughters have all been enjoying the rewards of a vegan diet since visiting Vegfest Brighton last year!
The After Hours are a 6 piece folky, country, jazzy type band hailing from Bristol. Male and female harmonies are shared by both singer / songwriters and the band are backed by some incredible musicians. Cecile's soft French accent and Pauls style of singing ignite your heart and soul as sounds of violin and mandolin bring the songs to life. Expect delightful piano arrangements and a strong and trusted rhythm section. Catchy melodies and an array of interesting lyrics make this bands style truly unique, and live this charismatic band really are a fun and joyful experience.
Sheena Bratt: Solo set
Sheena's band Venus Rising, named in support of The Venus Project's solutions for peace, sustainability and abundance for all, have had BBC 6 Music airplay, and been publicly lauded by Tom Robinson, Kim Wilde and Mark Radcliffe. The band played VegFest Bristol 2015 to a huge crowd, and have shared other festival lineups with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Paul Carrack, Midge Ure, Paul Young and many more. Their debut album will be released on May 6th 2017 at a free launch party in Alsager, Cheshire. Sheena has been solo support act to Glenn Tilbrook, gigged in Thailand and sang on TV Globo in Brazil. USA-based Josh Real has recently announced a collab with Sheena on a house track, Josh's January 2017 release 'Bring Me Out The Dark' had 2 million YouTube views by the beginning of February. We're delighted to have Sheena's upbeat, optimistic, summery music at VegFest Bristol 2017.
Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band have been around since 2005 with the present line up for about three years. Still with the original front man skills and singing of Nick Girone- Maddocks and the punchy double bass of Jules Bushell. More recently with the addition of virtuoso banjo playing of John Breese and driving fiddle of Matt Gryspeerdt.
Out and about bringing their own version of bluegrass, using one microphone, four instruments and four soaring voices which blend together to make a highly traditional sound with a contemporary twist and lots of humour.
Honest all-acoustic music and lots of fun, there is something for everyone.
Nick Girone-Maddocks - guitar/vocals
Matt Gryspeerdt - fiddle/vocals
John Breese - banjo/vocals
Jules Bushell - double bass/vocals