Formidable Vegetable Sound System Tour

Permaculture magazine
Monday, 19th May 2014

The permaculture band is back for a summer of electroswing, 'ecological edutainment' and permaculture principles, plus a pop-up gig in a giant bowler hat outside St Paul's cathedral on july 9th.

The amazing and thorougly entertaining, Formidable Vegetable Sound System are back this summer!

On Wednesday July 9th, they are performing a pop up gig outside St Paul's cathedral, London and have a special half-price offer of £7.50 a ticket! Visit for more information.

Last year they played a record eight shows at Glastonbury 2013, won WAM Song of the Year and Australian Independent Music Video Award.

Visiting various festivals across the globe, the group toured their debut album, 'Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual', a catchy set of songs based around the 12 permaculture principles. The aim was to inspire everyone they met to "grow food everywhere" and help reverse climate change. You can watch their latest song from the album YIELD, here!


With the charismatic ukulele-strumming Charlie Mgee, beatboxing multi-instrumentalist Mal Webb and two DJs dropping fresh 'beets', the Western Austalian Formidable Vegetable Sound System are returning to the UK and EU to inspire more people.

From its humble beginnings as a fun sustainability-based educational resource, Formidable Vegetable Sound System has become the world's most successful experiment in "ecological edutainment", mashing together speakeasy-electroswing beats and ukulele with songs about principles of permaculture and regenerative design that offer solutions to some of the greatest problems facing the human race and the planet. 

Below is a poster of their tour dates plus extra dates:

June 23 - Totness, UK
July 3 - Bristol, UK


For more on Formidable Vegetable Sound System visit 

For more festivals this summer check out Festival season is here!

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