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VegfestUK to celebrate multicultural influence this month

VEGAN REGGAE artist Macka B is one of a host of talented musicians who will be providing entertainment at this year's VegfestUK.

VegfestUK is one of Europe's largest vegan food and lifestyle festivals, and welcomes a large variety of nationalities and cultures at its upcoming show at the Amphitheatre on Bristol Harbourside this month May 21-22nd 2016.

The multicultural aspects of the show begin with a conveyor belt of sumptuous vegan food.
From Asian classics including, Indian curries, Thai street food and Chinese stir fries to Nigerian cuisine, Spanish paella, crêpes, churros laced with vegan chocolate, Caribbean stews and plantains, Moroccan stews, falafel wraps, Mexican food, pizzas... eating at VegfestUK Bristol is almost like dining around the globe on one weekend!

The global influence continues with the fine selection of headliners in the evenings which are set to wow a massive crowd with an uplifting cocktail of house and reggae music.

The evening line-up includes big-hitters such as original house DJ Marshall Jefferson and soul/jazz singer and dance diva Alison Limerick on the Saturday.

Followed by vegan reggae icon Macka B on Sunday who will be joined by Afro-Caribbean singer/songwriters Celestine and Sabrina Chyld.

Meanwhile, the daytime acoustic music includes Spanish guitar duo De Fuego who'll entertain the audience with their energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music.

VegfestUK further extends its welcoming hand to speakers from around the world.

Vegan chef Nishma Shah, founder of London-based vegan catering company Shambhu's, and of Kenyan-Indian origin, will perform a cookery demo on some of her favourite vegan dishes from her vast experience in catering and cookery demos.

Joining Nishma is vegan blogger, TV Presenter and author Kirly-Sue, born and raised in London to Jamaican parents, who will showcase her cookery repertoire reflecting her Jamaican heritage.

Further, Brazilian-born vegan traveller and blogger Glauce Lucas who runs the foodie website All About Vegan Food is coming all the way from Ireland to speak on raising children on vegan diets.

They'll be joined by vegan monk Swami Bhakti Kamal Tyagi who resides primarily in India and who'll host a discussion of history, ethics, and values concerning modern day veganism at the event.

And the 180 stalls on display during the event consist of some truly illustrious exhibits with influences from around the planet.

These include raw vegan snacks and superfoods from the Czech Republic-based Lifefood, vegan-themed clothing from both Belgian team Bazaar De Luxe and Italian company Chiaralascura, raw vegan chocolate from Australia-based firm Pana Chocolate as well as tofu-based “turkey” from USA-based firm Tofurky Ltd and volunteer trips to Tzaneen, South Africa, offered by primate conservation charity Vervet Monkey Foundation.

The multicultural influence at VegfestUK events will continue at its London edition on October 22-23 at Olympia London, which is expected to draw at least 12,000 visitors.


VegfestUK
Date: May 21-22
Tickets: Admission to VegfestUK Bristol is by both advance tickets and payment on the gate. Tickets on the gate are priced at £8 for adults and £4 for concessions. Kids under 16 get free entry.
For more information, visit: www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/admission

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