There are an estimated 1.6 million vegans and vegetarians in Great Britain, with the number of vegans rising from 150,000 in 2006 to 800,000 in 2019. Being vegan is cool, healthy and beneficial for the planet so it’s no wonder that so many people are making the switch.
Vegan festivals are great ways of learning new recipes, enjoying the best that veganism has to offer and introducing new people to the diet and lifestyle. Here is your unique list of the three best vegan festivals across the world.
Eat Drink Vegan
This event first opened its doors in 2009 when it was held in a car park behind the Roxy Theatre and showcased a small selection of vegan vendors. It’s growth between then and now has been phenomenal, with many people now referring to it as the Vegan Coachella.
The festival takes place every May in Los Angeles and does not just feature vegan food sellers but proponents of vegan lifestyle choices and a host of high-profile speakers. Most importantly, Eat Drink Vegan is a celebration of veganism where you will find nothing but like-minded souls.
The best vegan festivals in the world have often been confined to the United States, until now. Vegan Camp-Out is one of the globe’s biggest and most popular vegan festivals and it takes place right here in the UK.
Before you get excited and start looking to book tickets, you’ll have to wait for another year as the most recent festival took place at the beginning of September. The festival was held at Newark Showground and was a roaring success.
Enter Shikari were just one of the musical sets at the festival, which helped to raise £5,000 for vegan charity Viva. 7,000 people turned up in 2019, and for £45 you can join them for the full weekend next year.
We all have our own reasons for choosing veganism, but one thing we can all agree on is that it’s beneficial to encourage more people to go vegan. That’s the modus operandi of this British festival, that welcomed thousands of guests last year, 30% of which did not identify as vegan.
The next installment of the festival will be held at the British Film Institute in London from the 16th of November. If you’re looking to introduce your friends to veganism and power the plant-based revolution, this is undoubtedly the festival for you.