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Vapefest Fears Unfounded

Rumours are circulating about next year’s Vapefest. The organisers are keen to quell gossip and ask for vapers to look out for official announcements.

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Vapefest was the first, and remains the nation’s best, community event. The outdoor event carries a unique vibe compared to alternative events and has been supported by the vape community since 2010. Rumours have suddenly circulated about the tenth Vapefest and POTV is keen to convey the organisers’ message.

Social media groups and forums sparked into drama overload this weekend as people shared all kinds of messages about Vapefest X. The only source of accurate, up to date information can be found by visiting the official Vapefest Facebook page.

The organisers write: “Announcements arriving from anywhere other than here, are probably misplaced, maybe premature, definitely not official announcements - Regardless of anything the rumour mill might have you believe.”

“As things stand, yes there are some challenges in the transition from the previous organisation to the new, but we are working hard behind the scenes to continue as smoothly and as conveniently as possible. In the event any news needs to be shared, we will capably do so.”

Richard Hirst was the main organiser for the last five years but stood down after this year’s event. Vapefest has grown since its first meeting in a pub, and has moved home to new venues to accommodate the crowds.

One of the organisers has confirmed to POTV that there are some challenges currently being addressed, but that there is a lot to be positive about.

While the date and/or venue may change, there is a firm commitment to celebrating the tenth anniversary of Vapefest in 2019. Alex Stacey told us: “We have reunited the 2015 team, as well as some other well loved prominent personalities. And, all things being well, we hope to celebrate the tenth annual UK Vapefest with all the enthusiasm and love it deserves."

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Dave Cross

Journalist at POTV
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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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