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"Grillstock, the UK's hottest BBQ and music festival, will return to Bristol and Manchester this summer for two weekends of Meat, Music and Mayhem.
Grillstock festival will dock at Bristol's Harbourside on 7th and 8th June before heading North to Manchester's Albert Square on 28th and 29th June. With a smouldering hot US style low 'n' slow BBQ competition, over 40 bands and 8 DJs playing across four music stages, Grillstock is the hottest festival in the UK, attracting over 17, 000 meat and music lovers seeking some southern hospitality.
Get down to the finest Americana rock, funk, blues and country sounds. Foot stomping rockgrass legends and Grillstock favourites, Hayseed Dixie, top the Sunday bill at both festivals with Vintage Trouble taking to the stage to headline on Saturday night in Albert Square. The Bristol Saturday headline act is yet to be revealed.
Festival goers can witness over 40 BBQ teams battle it out in the 'King of the Grill' international BBQ contest across the two cities. 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. 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, legendary Dr BBQ (aka Ray Lampe) will oversee the judging.
Grillstock festival would not be complete without its epic Chilli and Frank’s Hot Sauce Wing eating competitions which are not to be entered by the faint hearted. This year will also be extra special as we pay tribute to the buffalo wing celebrating 50 years since its invention. Making its first ever entrance will be the hot-dog eating competition.
BBQ experts Weber will be on hand with their informative and entertaining cooking Academy for visitors to pick up tips and tricks from the best in the business, which will leave them King of the BBQ.
Brooklyn’s finest draft beer will be served in a special New York style pop up bar, with specially imported craft beers to help wash down and accompany the food and music.
Visit www.Grillstock.co.uk for further information."
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Venue: Albert Square
M2 5HD 53.479240, -2.246169
→ Oxford Road 8 min walk
→ Deansgate 9 min walk
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