The FxEctive Factor

Returning since its debut in 2016, The FxEctive Factor competition showcases the best vegan talents in music on the Saturday.

After its first debut back in 2016, The FxEctive Factor vegan talent contest is back at VegfestUK Brighton on the Saturday March 24th 2018.


Here are our list of 8 finalists with their chosen charities to support – click on hyperlinks below to find out more about them. 

Nominees Nominated Charity

Ian Haywood

Animal Aid

Casey Tufnell 

Animal Free Research UK

Barbara Helen 

North East Animal Save Movement

Jay Brave

Made in Hackney
Greenness The Vegan Society
Mobius Loop Green Paw Project
Jenny Mahler Hunt Saboteurs Association
Queen V Our Hen House



The competition to decide The FxEctive winner for 2018 is twofold:

  1. the first half of the competition is open to the public to vote for the winning entry – voting is now closed.
  2. the second half of the competition takes place at VegfestUK Brighton 2018 on Saturday March 24th 2018 between 1-4pm on the Stage, when the nominees perform live in front of our panel of judges. 


The final will be held between 1-4pm on Saturday March 24th 2018 at the Stage.


Congratulations to Queen V who won the competition – see blog here for details.

Judges and host

Judging panel:

Host: Karin Ridgers

(click on links above for short interviews)

Video from 2016

To get a taster of the competition, press play on the two videos below recorded from the corresponding feature in 2016: