We caught up with Chris from That Old Chestnut who will be bringing some lovely vegan cakes to the event...
*StrangeForms Festival takes place over the Easter Bank Holiday (19th & 20th April) at Wharf Chambers and features sixteen post-rock, post-metal and math rock acts.*
BAD OWL PRESENTS: First off, can you tell us a little bit about That Old Chestnut?
CHRIS: That Old Chestnut is a small vegan bakery run by Elly & myself in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
We began life in 2009 holding a stall once a month at Kirkgate Farmer's Market. We now supply to a number of cafes, delis and shops within the Leeds and York area as well as holding regular stalls and occasional events.
We source many of our ingredients from Lembas Ltd (a Sheffield based wholefoods company), and Natural Food Store, a cooperative in Headingley. Our fresh ingredients are bought from local grocers, Kirkgate Market and Bardon Grange Growing Project - helping us support local independent businesses.
All our food is 100% vegan and we run our business with the following values as much as possible: local, sustainable, ethical and handmade.
BOP: What kind of treats can we look forward to you bringing along to StrangeForms?
C: All sorts! We try to cater for every palette, so there will be something for the chocolate lovers to get their fix, something fruity and zesty, classics such as Carrot Cake and Coffee & Walnut Cake, plus sugar free options!
BOP: You seem to be involved in a lot of the events that happen at Wharf Chambers - what is it you like about that particular venue?
C: Wharf Chambers has a lovely atmosphere, and lovely staff, plus they are open to putting on events that are slightly different to the mainstream, and we like that!
BOP: Are there any particular bands on the StrangeForms line-up that you are looking forward to seeing?
C: We're looking forward to seeing all the bands, in particular Alpha Male Tea Party, and The Fierce And The Dead.
BOP: That Old Chestnut are asked to curate their own gig - what four bands, past or present, would you have on the bill?
C: Haha, Led Zep, Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Muddy Waters, only slightly different to the Strangeforms bill.
BOP: And finally, other than StrangeForms, what are your plans for the rest of 2014?
C: We have a lot of things planned for 2014, there's a few vegan festivals we're getting on board with, the VegOut festival too, new cake flavours, and we're also building a 'Cake Canon' so people can contact us when they need cake and we can just fire off a round in their direction.
Weekend tickets cost £15 from Jumbo, Crash & Wharf Chambers.
Day tickets cost £9 from WeGotTickets.com/f/7245