VegFest stars back to their roots
MUSIC might not be the first thing you associate with vegetarianism. Nonetheless, the expanded three day "Vegfest" drew an impressive and diverse line-up.
Comedy rap troupe Goldie Lookin' Chain were the first highlight, in fine form on a chilly first night. From You Know I Loves You Baby to Your Missus is a Nutter, they ran through all of their best known tracks in typically entertaining fashion.
There were a number of blasts from the past at the event, and Ms Dynamite was the first. While her career so far is one to file under 'wasted potential' she's still a charismatic performer.
Saturday changed the musical speed with perhaps the most interesting act at the festival, The Destroyers.
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Reminiscent of Gogol Bordello, this 15-piece group play an entertaining brand of gypsy-flavoured, orchestral punk.
The main event on the second night was The Selector, one of the original 2Tone ska bands, reformed in the wake of their 30th anniversary.
Sunday saw two great Bristol bands take to the stage. With their seamless blend of roots music, reggae and ska, Laid Blak is a group that's built for a festival crowd. With tracks like Red and a cover of Golden Brown, they set the pace for the afternoon.
Nearly 30 years their senior, Black Roots are a piece of Bristol musical history and were on fine form again as second to last on the bill.
And rounding off the event were arguably the event's biggest name. After 21 years, reggae legends Aswad know how to keep a crowd happy, and they did just that.