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A collection of high-quality musicians will entertain our crowd from daytime right through to the evenings on both days


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12.00 - 

1.00 - Sheena Bratt

2.00 - Atlantic

3.00 - Chuck Harriet

4.00 - Edd Keene

5.00 - ECKOES



12.00 - The After Hours

1.00 - Anairda & The Anarkistas

2.00 - Thunderbridge

3.00 - The Mourning Suns

4.00 - Jo Larcombe



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


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ATLANTIC are a four piece pop/rock band hailing from Bristol in the South West of England. Blending a variety of pop, rock and soul influences, they bring a fresh and exhilirating new sound to the UK music scene.

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

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Edd Keene aka The Green Man, has been touring the festival circuit in the UK and Europe since 2007, captivating audiences with his unique Live Looping act.

He is skilled in Saxophone and Flute as well as Guitar, Bass, Percussion and Vocals, incorporating them all into his act.

He records and layers them up completely live with no pre recordings, to create his tracks which range from Reggae to Jazz, Folk and Middle Eastern styles.

A must see at any event, his act is one that must be seen as well as heard.

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Anairda & The Anarkistas is a world folk-rock/fusion band with international roots who believe in the power of music to inspire change

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Psychedelic rock influenced, 6 piece Birmingham Band with close male and female harmonies, devoted guitars and a beating heart. New album Dreaming Of An Island arrived August 2015. Think The Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac and Sigur Rós.


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Festival Shows:

August 2016 @ Greenbelt Festival, Kettering

May 2016 @ How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay on Wye, Wales

August 2015 @ Pig & Applestock, Naseby Reservoir

May 2015 @ How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay on Wye, Wales

August 2014 @ SoundLounge Festival, Birmingham

August 2014 @ Nozstock Festival, Bromyard

August 2013 @ Sound Lounge Festival, Birmingham

June 2013 @ LivedArt Festival @ Falmouth University, Cornwall


"I fell in love with this from bar one - with its arresting vocal, bizarre lyric and glistening ethereal production, it was quite unlike any other music in this week's inbox. The voice belongs to Rosie Wilkes, the band themselves are from Birmingham, and this track comes from their debut EP Heavy Handed, currently available from their Bandcamp. The latest Mourning Suns single A Cloud was included by Roundhouse Records on their "30/30: Best of 2012" compilation album, for which Roundhouse teamed the group up with producer Dimitri Tikovoi (of Goldfrapp, Placebo, Horrors and John Cale fame)"

Written by Tom Robinson, BBC INTRODUCING MIXTAPE. 25/02/2013

"The Mourning Suns latest track "A Cloud" - recorded as part of EMI/The Roundhouse's 30/30 project for 2012-13 - is a stunning foray into the realms of sprawling, folk tinged rock music. Warpaint immediately spring to mind on first listen, as does a touch of the sinisterness of Esben & The Witch. But besides the gorgeous crunch and reverberation of the guitars, there is much to be said for the patience with which TMS both choose and subsequently develop their ideas; the realisations of which are refreshingly well-constrained and ineffably powerful."

Written by Peter Lanceley of Resonance FM. 26/02/13 - the judges panel for Glastonbury 2013

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Jo Larcombe

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!

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The After Hours

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.

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Sheena Bratt

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.

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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

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