As anyone who's ever dined at his restaurant Little Pine knows, Moby takes veganism very seriously. Not only is the menu 100 percent animal-free but all profits from the Silver Lake eatery go to animal rights organizations. So when Moby launched his own mini-festival last year, Circle V, it was no surprise that it too had a vegan theme, and doubled as a charity event benefiting Mercy for Animals, a nonprofit aimed at reducing cruelty to farm animals and inspiring consumers "to make compassionate food choices."
Today, Spaceland Presents announced that it is partnering with Moby and his Circle V co-founder, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, to bring the festival back for a second year. Moby will once again headline the event, performing a rare live set, this time alongside rapper Waka Flocka Flame and Kanal's new band, Dreamcar, featuring his fellow No Doubters Tom Dumont and Adrian Young together with AFI lead singer Davey Havok. Comedian/musician Reggie Watts and rapper/singer Raury round out the bill, with more performers and special guests to be announced. All performers are vegan.
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In addition to music, Circle V will feature guest speaker panels, including talks with plant-based chefs, vegan athletes and animal rights experts and activists. Participating vegan food and beverage vendors include Little Pine (of course), Ridiculous Baking Co., Plant Food for People, Mama's International Tamales, Word of Mouth Truck, Sage Vegan Bistro & Brewery and Donut Friend. There will also be a vegan beer garden offering samples from 20-plus breweries and a non-alcoholic vegan kombucha garden. It all takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Once again, the event benefits Mercy for Animals.