In 2017, UK Vegan Camp-Out welcomed 2,500 festival goers – around six times more than at the first event in 2016. This year, the weekend of August 17-19th saw record numbers of around 5,600 people travelling from all over the world to attend UK Vegan Camp-Out 2018!
The festival, hosted at Newark Showground, is one of the most international vegan events in the world, with people from over 30 countries coming together for a weekend of music, workshops, talks, and more.
The stellar 2018 line-up included some of the biggest names in the vegan community, including speakers Simon Amstell, Neal Barnard, Melanie Joy, and Ingrid Newkirk. Campers are the festival were also treated to music sets from Grime MC JME and reggae artist Macka B.
As well as speakers and musicians, there were interactive workshops hosted by a variety of activism groups, specific kids activities, an open mic night (organised by Vegan Activism Bootcamp), exciting stalls for guests to pick up beauty and clothing products (including LUSH, Sea Shepherd, and HeartCure) and awesome afterparties.
The Camp-Out aims to be as inclusive as possible, with speakers and performers from all different backgrounds, disabled venue access, and things to do for people of ALL ages. One of the highlights of the weekend was the tantalising array of food vendors, with some of the favourites of the weekend being the delicious soft-serve icecream from DOPE, burrito-sized sushi rolls from Happy Maki, giant vegan döner kebabs from What The Pitta!, and legendary vegan fish and chips from Battered.
Many people have said it was the best weekend of their lives, and after just 3 years, UK Vegan Camp-Out has been firmly placed on the map of iconic worldwide vegan/animal rights events.
Next year’s event has already been confirmed for August 30 – September 1st 2019 (once again at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire), and it’s going to be the biggest and best Camp-Out to date.
Tickets are on sale from www.vegancampout.co.uk, and if this year is anything to go by, the demand will be huge! Keep your eyes peeled for the first announcements coming in October/November.