Fun Lovin' Criminals are confirmed as headliners for Saturday of Grillstock, billed as the UK’s hottest BBQ and music festival, which returns for its fifth year in Bristol’s Amphitheatre on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014.
They join Hayseed Dixie who will close the festival on Sunday. They are the first act confirmed for 2014. With over 25 acts playing across two music stages.
Grillstock also features the now legendary Chilli-Eating Competition as well as the mouth-watering Rib-Eating competition and the informative and entertaining BBQ academy, a smouldering hot US style low ‘n’ slow BBQ, and craft beer bars.
Organisers explain, "As the sun goes down on the first day of Meat, Music, Mayhem, The Fun Lovin’ Criminals will bring their own brand of hip-hop, rock and funk to the main stage. Best known for the Pulp Fiction hit, Scooby Snacks and Love Unlimited, a comical tribute to Barry White, the band has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Crowds will be able to get a pint for the New York style Brooklyn bar and head to the stage to see one of the Big Apple’s best musical exports.
"To the soundtrack of the deep South, festival goers can witness 24 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-pepper and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo 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 French's Mustard hot-dog eating competition."
Early bird weekend tickets are priced at £20 with a Saturday ticket priced at £15, and a Sunday ticket priced at £12.
Grillstock also happens in Manchester later in the same month.
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