VetFest 2017

Saturday 8th April, Hall 3 and 4, The ICC 19:30 - 02:00
£25 (without food)

Enjoy a wondrous world of discovery and adventure with an eclectic mix of comedy, music and entertainment at VetFest 2017. Watch as the ICC is magically transformed from lecture space to an indoor festival wonderland, allowing guests to wander through the maze of stalls, buskers and entertainment. Expect a wide range of acts with truly something for every musical taste, along with a side-splitting hour of comedy hosted by The Official Comedy Club. 

All of this entertainment is available to book with your choice of street food from across the world including tastes of Jamaica, Mexico and the UK, and each ticket comes with two complimentary drinks. Tickets are available to purchase from the registration desk in the Barclaycard Arena. Tickets are available to purchase from the registration desk in the Barclaycard Arena. 


VetFest Lineup


Maroon 4

Headlining VetFest 2017 is the definitive tribute to the global phenomenon that is Maroon 5. Maroon 4 will deliver the full Maroon experience, performing all of the massive hits including “Moves Like Jagger”, “She Will Be Loved”, “Sugar”, “Maps”, “One More Night”, “This Love”, “Payphone” “Don’t Wanna Know” and many more.

Huw Eddy and the Carnival

Pedalling sound waves with a gobstopping core of indie folk, Huw Eddy and the Carnival will get you off your feet with their catchy, punchy and up-tempo music. The generous lashings of rock and roll and blues influences guarantee a performance that will have you stamping your hooves and clapping your hands in uncontrollable merriment.

Noble Jacks

Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring alt-folk band with roof-raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet up-tempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines.

The Lounge Kittens

After shooting to fame in 2014 with a viral video for their cover of ‘Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit, the Kittens have toured the festivals of Europe with their tongue-in-cheek covers. Renowned for their acerbic wit and their three-part harmony, they have shown time and again how to hold their fans’ attention armed with just a keyboard and their voices.

Mark Walby

Returning for his second year at VetFest, Mark has played with a wide variety of household names including Cheryl Cole, The Saturdays, Jools Holland, Bastille and Ocean Colour Scene. With his flamboyant and energetic persona, Mark has established himself as one of the industry’s most versatile guitarists and vocalists. Watch out for Mark playing some solo slots throughout the evening too.

The Definite Article

Opening the evening and representing the profession, The Definite Article was born in 2006 and features vets Alan, PJ, Eithne and Phil along with land registrants Mike and Ian. With a mixture of rock, pop and cherished covers, the one thing these guys know how to do is to get a party started and they are delighted to be doing just that at VetFest 2017.

Silent Disco

Following the live entertainment at VetFest, the massively popular silent disco is being moved into the main festival hall and we bring you the largest silent disco company in the world to illuminate VetFest 2017. After hosting the night-time entertainment at Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Download and Sonisphere festivals, Silent Arena will keep you partying on through the early hours.


Comedy Club Lineup

Gary Delaney

A razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. Gary’s high quantity of standout gags will leave you struggling to remember them all.

‘Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns from this master of the one liner’ The Guardian

Hal Cruttenden

Seasoned writer and actor Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today. Hal’s unapologetically camp and middle-class brand of observational comedy is guaranteed to have the audience crying with laughter.

‘Hilarious’ Evening Standard

Jonny Awsum

A comedic whirlwind, Jonny has a special feel-good brand of musical comedy. He is the gagslinging guitar hero – audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans.

‘Pure, unadulterated fun’ What’s On Stage

Tim Clark

Comedy circuit stalwart Tim is a regular compère at Jongleurs and the Comedy Store. His striking looks, quick wit and affable nature will make sure that Tim makes an instant impact at VetFest 2017.

An unsung hero of stand-up comedy – the current master of this underrated art.’ The Guardian

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