It’s time to prepare your ears and your bellies as this August we welcome the second edition of Vegan Connections Festival.

After its success in early 2016, the VC team decided to make this year’s event, bigger, better and tastier.

On August 11 and 12, 20 artists and bands will showcase their talents across 6 beloved Glasgow music venues – which all happen to be popular with Glasgow’s vegan community.

Things kick off Friday evening at The Flying Duck festival launch party, but Saturday is when all the eating shall commence!

Over 50 stalls of vegan food, health and beauty products and charities will be showcased at the cultural haven, the Briggait. In the afternoon, an eagerly anticipated (and FREE) vegan BBQ will be held at Mono and continue until the evening. So you have enough time to grab a delicious feast before heading to the Old Hairdressers to catch some more brilliant live music. And of course, the music will continue until the early hours at the BLOC afterparty.

The extensive lineup includes music from Manchester’s anti-folk band Crywank and post-rock pop band Campfires in Winter, among many more. Check out the lineup below.

Chrissy Barnacle, from the self-titled DIY bubblegum punk band Joyce Delaney, told GlasgowLiving, “It is an amazing festival for everyone, vegan and not-yet vegan alike and it’s such a good feeling that this has been organised by a bunch of sweet, like-minded folks in our own town!

“Joyce Delaney are particularly looking forward to sharing the Stereo stage with our old tourmates Crywank, our local pals in Herbert Powell and Breakfast Muff and of course ONSIND who we’ve been fans of for a long time!”

The mind behind it all, Michael Jenkins, explained his main motivation for creating the VC platform.

“Our intention with the festival and really with everything we do is to build community.

“We’ve really taken advantage of the vegan culture that already exists here in Glasgow and we’ve been very fortunate to have received so much support from local businesses and local artists who believe in what we do.

“The festival will be a celebration of this creative community we feel blessed to be apart of. It’s also just a great way for me to see all my favourite bands and vegan producers in one weekend.”

You can buy tickets here.