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'World's largest' vegan camp-out to return to Newark Showground this year

A vegan camp-out festival claiming to be the world's biggest will return to Newark this year.

Celebrities Russell Brand and Chris Packham will appear at The Vegan Camp Out to speak about their plant-based diets.

Since 2018, the festival has brought its quirky activities and meat and dairy-free treats to Newark Showground. This year's event hopes to make up for 2020's postponement.

The event in 2019. Image: The Vegan Camp Out
The event in 2019. Image: The Vegan Camp Out

The festival will last two days from August 20 and 22.

Vegans from the local area and afar will have the chance to experience a weekend of live music, talk events and lots of food.

Visitors, of which 10,000 are expected, can pitch up their own tents or caravans to stay overnight at the showground.

Jordan Martin, founder and director of Vegan Camp Out, said: "Tickets for this year's event went on sale in November and we've sold more than we ever have in the past.

"We sold over 7,000 tickets in 2019 and this year we are on track to sell 10,000.

"Even if the event has to be postponed, any tickets sold will be safe for the rescheduled date.

"Russell Brand will be there and so will Chris Packham. They are both well-known in the vegan world and for the last two or three years, Russell has been one of our most requested guests.

"There will be a music stage where acts such as Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds and grime artist P Money will be headlining on separate days to provide entertainment.

"We will have lots of vegan food cooks there as well throughout the weekend making lots of different cuisines."

Tickets for the weekend will be priced at £60 for adults, £30 for those aged 4 to 15, and carparking tickets can also be purchased at www.vegancampout.co.uk

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