With the new prestigious and high-profile events space that is Ashton Gate, boasting top-class conference and hospitality facilities, VegfestUK Bristol is set to experience a significant makeover from its previous outdoor guise.
Running from 11am – 11pm on Saturday and from 11am – 9pm on Sunday, VegfestUK welcomes a whole new set of features as well as retaining its traditional flavours in the form of more than 200 stalls, spread over three main concourses. The flagship Lansdown Restaurant, which can hold up to a thousand theatre-style, will play host to a variety of educational talks and cookery demos, all of which will run until 6pm each day. Meanwhile, a number of outdoor catering stalls will line Marina Dolman Way along the Lansdown Stand recreating a matchday “fan village” with local DJ’s and acoustic acts adding to the outdoor atmosphere. Comedians, live acts, magicians and a club night staged indoors during the evenings will all contribute to the carnival feel of the festival.
VegfestUK will also be working closely with Bristol City Football and Bristol Rugby to promote the event to sports fans, as well as their local engagement schemes within the Bristol community.
Advance tickets will go on sale from January 15th 2018 – tickets in advance are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (with advance ticket purchase subject to 10% booking fees), whilst tickets on the gate cost £12 for adults and £6 for concessions. There is also the option of purchasing a VegfestUK supporter ticket for £25 to help support the event – this includes access to Level 3 plus a goody bag. Kids under 16 can enter for free as long as they are accompanied by adults.
A virtual tour of the venue is in the embedding below: