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5 festivals to get you buzzing about veganism

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Emma Oldham

14 May 2018

The best thing about a vegan festival in 2018? That they’re now for everyone – from vegan pros to those who are curious to try more plant based food. These vegan festivals have it all – from music and speakers to workshops, demos and yoga. Just be warned: you’ll want to bring so much stuff back home with you – so pack a bag to bring the vegan spoils home.

The list of UK vegan festivals is growing by the year, but here’s five to start you off (in date order).

5 festivals to get you buzzing about veganism 

Plymouth Vegan Festival, Plymouth Guildhall, Plymouth 

21 July 2018

This will be Plymouth's largest ever vegan festival. A sunny, surfing destination hosting 80+ stalls, cooking demos and live music. There’s also yoga classes on offer. Try vegan Baileys, hot dogs and showstopping custard cakes at this one. There are plenty of children’s activities too.

Standard tickets £3. Available on the door. 
For more information click here
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Plymouth Vegan Festival

Head to Plymouth this July for vegan friendly Baileys amongst other delights

Coventry Viva! Vegan Festival, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

4 August 2018

Coventry Cathedral is probably one of the most charismatic venues you could ask for. The beautiful outdoor ruins will be loaded with vegan burgers and independent businesses selling clothing, gifts and cosmetics. Children can jump to their heart’s content with a bouncy castle.

Entry £3. Students and unwaged entry £2. Under 16s free. 
For more information click here
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UK Vegan Camp-Out, Newark Showground, Newark

17–19 August

The UK Vegan Camp-Out is a beautiful summery experience for 5,000 people to connect and learn. It’s the perfect weekend to indulge in diverse vegan dishes and experience the heart of the vegan movement. There’s kids entertainment, live musicians, a bar and meditation and yoga marquees and an afterparty until 2am each night. Bring your tent, soak up the vibes and let your children dance and craft. There are some very exciting guest speakers lined up including Simon Amstell, Jme Grime MC, Jona Weinhofen and Kerry McCarthy.

Camping pass for adults £40, children’s pass for £25 for and under 3’s go free. 
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Coventry Vegan Festival

Coventry Viva! is set amongst the ruins of Coventry Cathedral and covers every aspect of a vegan lifestyle

Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival, New Bingley Hall, Birmingham

8 September

This is a biggy. 160 stalls of hot and cold food, ethical clothing, gifts and cosmetics plus free nutritional advice from Viva! Health alongside talks and cookery demos.

Clemie’s Vegan Cakes, Grace’s Vegan Pantry (vegan honey and sticky toffee pudding), Glastonbury Ferments and The Toasted Seed Company will certainly inspire anyone who is V-curious on how luxurious and delicious cruelty-free food is. Join the vegan afterparty at the Gunmakers Arms - a completely vegan pub. The lovely lads from Ethcs are DJing so come continue soaking up the buzz with vegan beer.

Standard tickets £3. Available on the door.
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Scottish Vegan Festival, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

20 October

This is a festival that sticks out from the crowd. We’re talking dark chocolate tasting and cooking workshops, showings of Cowspiracy and a ‘Are you a healthy Vegan?’ talk with TV presenter, Dr Moore. 

Try dairy-free cheese with Bute Island Foods and vegan pancakes and brownies with Auntie Mo’s. Don't miss Brandy and Horchata either - an Egyptian inspired vegan alternative to Baileys.

Standard tickets £3. Available on the door. 
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