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Next July, people from all over the world will come together for the biggest vegan camping festival in the world.
Vegan Camp Out, which started in 2016, will be held at a brand new location in Oxfordshire, England next year.
As well as a slew of food stalls selling a range of delicious, 100% plant-based dishes, the event will see live musical performances and talks from leading figures in the vegan community.
Talk to Plant Based News (PBN), a spokesperson for Vegan Camp Out said the festival plays a “huge role” in the plant community. They added that people from all over the UK “come together to meet old friends, make new ones, eat amazing food, dance and watch amazing talks”, while taking part in activism and vegan awareness.
The 2022 festival was headlined by animal rights activist Earthling Ed, who performed a techno DJ set alongside his speech on veganism.
Here’s everything you need to know about next year’s festival.
2023 Vegan Camp Dateheadliner and line-up
Vegan Camp Out 2023 will take place from Friday July 28 to Monday July 31, 2023.
Next year’s festival will be headlined by Romesh Ranganathan.
According to festival organizers, Ranganathan is the second most requested headliner of all time (after Joaquin Phoenix).
The actor and comedian – who is known for appearing on a number of UK panels like A league apart and Would I lie to you? – has been vegan since 2013.
He has also been a vocal figure in the plant community. During an interview on the Jonathan Ross Show in 2015, he mentioned that he was often asked questions about his diet, including, “What do you have… water?”. To this, he replies that he has “compassion”.
In 2019, Ranganathan starred in a BBC Two video titled: The real reason people hate vegans. The two-minute clip saw him declare, “I really think the reason people hate vegans is because they know it’s the right choice. But they like bacon too much and so they don’t want to do it.
Ranganathan won’t be alone at Vegan Camp Out 2023. Other acts on the bill include animal activist Joey Carbstrong, plant-based food pros BOSH!, Eurovision’s Sam Ryder and strongman Patrik Baboumian.
Animal rights organization Viva! Is once again a partner of the festival, and its founder and director Juliet Gellatley is one of the confirmed names in the line-up.
“Vive! is thrilled to partner with Vegan Camp Out again. With a great new venue, top-notch vegan entertainment and activism events – not to mention delicious food, 2023 promises to be the ultimate festival ever.” vegan of all time!” Gellatley said in a statement.
Full music, mind & body and education programming will be announced in 2023.
2023 Vegan Camp Location
Next year’s festival will take place at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire. The location is a preserved former RAF from World War II, home to over 50 specialist businesses that celebrate the movement and the future of historic vehicle ownership.
It was previously scheduled to be held at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, like last year’s festival, but was moved due to licensing issues. If you have already booked a hotel in Leicestershire and cannot get a refund, you should contact the festival directly.
Where can I stay at Vegan Camp Out 2023?
Many attendees choose to camp to get the full festival experience, and there is plenty of space to set up a tent within the festival grounds.
Camping gear is not provided or sold on site, so you will need to bring your own. If you want to avoid the noise, there is a designated quiet campground. You don’t need a specific ticket for this area, but it’s first come, first served.
If you don’t like the idea of camping, you can bring a caravan or motorhome. You can also stay at a nearby hotel or other accommodation if you wish.
Glamping will also be available at next year’s festival. Click here for more information.
How much do the tickets cost ?
A general weekend pass (including camping) currently costs £85 (plus £5 booking fee). You can also buy a VIP ticket in addition to your weekend ticket, which will cost £100.
VIP tickets give the holder early access to the campsite, access to a private VIP area with a bar, food vendor and seating, and separate toilets and showers. You will also receive a Vegan Camp Out 2023 t-shirt.
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There is also an option to pay for the tickets with an installment plan.
Can I bring my children?
Sure! Although Vegan Camp Out is not specifically aimed at families, people of all ages are welcome. There is even a special campground for families that is not accessible to people without children.
The festival will also feature a bouncy castle, face painting and other kid-friendly activities.
What will the food stalls be?
Vegan Camp Out has yet to announce which food stalls will be there, but it has confirmed there will be a wide range of choices. Ticket holders will be able to choose from burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, pies, raw food, and more.
Vendors last year included Purezza, Unity Diner, Halo Burger and VFC, along with around 55 others.
What else can I do at Vegan Camp Out?
In addition to lectures, music and delicious food, attendees will also be able to choose from a range of activities. These include yoga, fitness sessions, afterparties, and more.
Visit the Vegan Camp Out website for more information.
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