Grill Stock Festival Returns this summer

BBQ and music festival Grillstock will return to Manchester this summer...

Grillstock, the UK’s hottest BBQ and music festival, will return to Manchester’s Albert Square this summer for a weekend filled with Meat, Music and Mayhem on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014.

“Meat. Music. Mayhem.”

With a smouldering hot US style low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition, over 25 acts playing across two music stages and craft beer bars, Grillstock is billed as ‘the hottest food festival in the UK.’

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The festival invites you to kick back to the finest blues, rockabilly, bluegrass and country rhythms this side of the American South. Foot stomping rockgrass legends and Grilstock 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.

If participation is not for you, festival goers can witness the US style ‘low and slow’ BBQ competition that 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.

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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.


Tickets start from a special price of £12 from

Eating Competitions

To enter the chilli or Frank’s Hot Sauce Wing Eating Competitions please use the links below. The eating competions will be held on Saturday 28th June:

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