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Thu 27th Apr - Sun 9th Jun

Grillstock 2013

@ Albert Square, Manchester

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Grillstock 2013

The UK's hottest BBQ & Music festival is back for 2013, celebrating barbecue culture in all its upbeat forms, from Southern Soul to Hillbilly Hysteria.

At the heart of the festival is the 'King Of The Grill’, a huge two-day US style 'low & slow' BBQ Competition with 24 teams battling it out over the smoky coals. A truly unique BBQ competition where visitors can interact with the teams, taste the food and experience their passion and enthusiasm for authentic barbecue. Master of ceremonies is celebrity US pit-master Dr BBQ (aka Ray Lampe) who will oversee the judging for the weekend.

To accompany this great barbecue celebration, Grillstock has a music line up of top class Americana Roots bands across two stages, with new acts to be announced as we approach the summer months of 2013.

If witnessing the smoky, juicy and delightfully meaty King of the Grill and it's fantastic soundtrack of deep south beats isn't enough, Grillstock also features the now legendary Chilli-Eating Competition, full of sweating, shaking and general delirium…, the mouth-watering Rib-Eating competition and the informative and entertaining BBQ academy.

You can wash all the barbecue down at one of the 3 bars, promising some of the best craft beers from around the UK, aptly named Brewstock.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Albert Square


M2 5HD 53.479240, -2.246169

Albert Square map


  → Salford Central 8 min walk
  → Deansgate 9 min walk
  → Oxford Road 9 min walk

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