“Circle V,” the highly anticipated celebrity-packed vegan music festival, which held its second annual event last year, has announced its 2018 dates.
In a teasing Instagram post, Circle V told its followers to pen the dates on their calendars but await further information about the event’s official line-up. “Hey! Hi! More info to follow, but SAVE THE DATES for circle v 2018! September 22 & 23!! Woo hoo! @mercyforanimals @spacelandla @regenttheaterla @milorunkle,” it captioned, then wrote on its Instagram bio that the festival will be held at Regent Theatre in Los Angeles.
The festival made history among the vegan movement two years ago at its inaugural event. Vegan activists and musicians Moby and Tony Kanal launched the event to cater to the growing demand for vegan products in a compassionate and inclusive atmosphere. Last year’s event marked Moby’s only live performance of 2017 and saw thousands of people flocking to the festival — regardless of typical diet — to relish in the welcoming atmosphere.
While the event intends to be enjoyable, its philanthropy goes deeper than that. For past events, it has doubled as a charity fundraising occasion for animal rights organisation Mercy For Animals, donating all proceeds to the organization to support its activism that creates a better world for animals. It became the first music festival of its kind to do so in 2016.
Last year’s Circle V saw a range of high-profile celebrities, directors, actors, and activists attend to enjoy the multitude of plant-centric offerings. Vegan entrepreneur and makeup mogul, Kat Von D, was a speaker at the past two events. Longtime vegans Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have also been present, as well as “Earthlings” director Shaun Monson, vegan musician Mya, and Instagram star “veganfatkid.”
Circle V is one of many vegan events popping up around the globe. Recently, the United Kingdom’s largest-ever vegan zero-waste festival emerged, announcing its first event will be held in August. Last month, Eat Drink Vegan, Los Angeles’ wildly popular vegan festival, took place at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The festival saw many businesses launch new menu items or debut specialty products for festival-goers to enjoy exclusively.
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