The Tyneside Vegan and Music Festival, hosted by North East Animal Rights, takes place on Saturday 14th May and will feature a range of hot and cold food, cosmetics, toiletries, gifts and sweets.
The event, the first since the pandemic began, is taking place at The Domain, Northumbria University Students’ Union, on Sandyford Road, Newcastle.
Organizer Anna Malia said: “The main goals of our event are firstly to raise funds for our group to help with our advocacy work and to support another animal welfare organization and secondly to make veganism accessible to those who are making the switch or are curious about it important lifestyle, to help animal welfare organizations recruit volunteers and make our visitors have a great day.
“Our last festival had music as an additional offering, but we had such good feedback that we decided to expand it and have a full schedule of performances throughout the day.
“We have a full range of retailers from cakes and confectionery to clothing and cosmetics, and we also have highly respected animal charities such as Viva, Animals Asia and Animal Aid participating and many more.
“It’s a family-friendly and dog-friendly event, so we’re hoping folks, retailers and artists alike, will support us and have a great day.”
The festival runs from 11am to 3pm and admission is £3.
Anna said the event is taking place close to Haymarket Underground Station and Newcastle Central Station and there is parking nearby.