Meet the new Director


Hey everyone, my name is Lea McBride and I am the new Director, the new 'face behind the Festival'.

I am SO excited that Vegan Festival Adelaide 2017 is nearly here and I know that you are too. My journey with the Festival began three years ago. However, for much longer, I have been out and about in some of Adelaide’s great vegan venues all in the name of 'research'. As Director, I am putting my explorations and passion for a cruelty-free world into bringing some of the greatest minds and hearts of our time to the stage, sharing amazing workshops, and showcasing cruelty-free products and delicious vegan food during this Festival weekend. We will be continuing the trend that has made Adelaide the home of the world's #1 “Vegan Festival you don't want to miss”!

The enormous success of Vegan Festival Adelaide comes from the incredible support of the Adelaide vegan community and the ever-growing worldwide shift toward a more compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. I could not be prouder of my new role and, on behalf of the Vegan Festival Adelaide 2017 Committee, including the talented Tricia McBride and Rebecca Burnett, I would like to say thank you for supporting this event. We cannot wait to share Vegan Festival Adelaide 2017 with you.

So, let's celebrate how far the vegan movement has come, let's protect and enjoy this beautiful planet of ours, and let’s make vegan the new black!

Lea x