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Bringing meat, mayhem and music to the city for the sixth year, Grillstock Bristol will feature the hip hop stylings of De La Soul on Saturday night, supported by Welsh favourites and undisputed stars of last year’s Manchester festival, Goldie Lookin Chain. Local boys from Bath, neo-soul and rock band The Heavy will headline the Sunday in Bristol’s Harbourside Amphitheatre, with DJ Yoda returning to the Bar Stage after a storming set in 2014.
Festival goers can expect a smouldering hot US style low 'n' slow BBQ competition, chilli-pepper and hot-dog eating competitions, over bands and DJ’s playing across two music stages. The US style ‘low and slow’ BBQ competition puts the teams through their paces as they show off their culinary skills over the smoky coals and battle it out to be crowned King of the Grill. The competition allows festival goers the chance to interact with the teams, taste the food and experience their passion for authentic barbecue. Increasing the heat, US BBQ veteran Dr BBQ aka Ray Lampe will oversee the judging.
Food fans can also check out the Weber BBQ Academy, imported craft beer in a New York Dive Bar, bourbon dens and village of BBQ traders serving up pit-smoked meaty treats and Grillstock’s very own Pale Ale, which was created especially for BBQ.
Visit www.grillstock.co.uk for further information.
Sunday tickets remain ONLY.
De La Soul
One of the most artistic and creative hip-hop acts ever, this trio from Long Island have had an unquestionable influence since their debut in 1987. As well as hits from their legendary album '3 Feet High and Rising' including 'The Magic Number', 'Say No Go' and 'Me Myself and I', their recent releases have included a collaboration with Gorillaz, 'Feel Good Inc', which reached no 2 in the UK singles charts.
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These Bath boys are bad. Bad like serious rock 'n roll. You remember rock 'n roll, don't you? Well, The Heavy are here to keep the fires burning, the dogs barking and the broken hearts pounding. Playing a mix of guitar-heavy neo soul and rock using crunchy guitar, funky horns, and Curtis Mayfield-like vocals, their songs incorporate many different styles. Their track 'How You Like Me Now?' has been featured in several television series episodes, including Entourage, Community, Rookie Blue and White Collar, as well as in the 2010 film The Fighter.
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Duncan Beiny aka DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal 'How To Cut & Paste' series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”. Originally a hip hop dj, he has been steadily incorporating a myriad music styles into his shows with a view to create exhilarating musical collages, from reggae to drum'n'bass, kuduro to country music - and often at the same time! - concocting an intoxicating blend with one single aim in mind: to get the party going! Trail-blazing into the world of the audio-visual he has pioneered a new artform using cutting edge technology that he has been instrumental in developing to scratch and mix visuals on top of his DJ sets. Drawing from sources as diverse as classic movies, obscure television shows, or viral youtube clips, you can find him cutting up the Indiana Jones theme tune to full on dubstep, or dicing and splicing the Muppet Theme with M.I.A. in amongst the inimitable audiovisual whirlwind that is DJ Yoda.
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'Dolomite Minor are two kids of debatable age from Southampton. They've gorged on the rarities of Kurt Cobain and Led Zeppelin amongst others. Singer Joe Grimshaw is a true dead-eyed soul with a killer voice to boot' (NME).
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Bristol Amphitheatre & Waterfront Square
- BS1 5LL