Grillstock, billed as the UK’s hottest BBQ and music festival, has announced it's heading for London for the first time. The event which happens annually in Bristol and Manchester, is coming to Chestnuts Field, Walthamstow for a rowdy weekend of Meat, Music and Mayhem on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015.
There are no acts confirmed yet for 2015. Expect a smouldering hot US style low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition, chilli-pepper and hot-dog eating competitions, over 25 bands and DJ’s playing across 3 music stages.
Grillstock London, in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, is set to be the biggest BBQ festival outside of the US, attracting thousands of meat and music lovers seeking some southern hospitality.
Jon Finch, Grillstock Co-founder explained, "Grillstock is about enjoying proper BBQ, beer and great music with your friends. It’s that simple. We’ve been overwhelmed by the phenomenal demand for our southern style hospitality, so we thought it’s about time to bring our fire, smoke and juicy, meaty love to the people of London."
The US style ‘low and slow’ BBQ competition puts 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, legendary Dr BBQ (aka Ray Lampe) will oversee the judging.
Rockabilly, soul, hip-hop, blues, rock and country will be the soundtrack to the weekend, alongside the Weber BBQ Academy, Brooklyn Brewery’s imported craft beer & New York Dive Bar, bourbon dens and village of BBQ traders –That’s before you discover the huge Grillstock Smokehouse on site, serving up pit-smoked meaty treats and Grillstock’s very own Pale Ale, which was created especially for BBQ.
Weekend tickets are priced at £40, Saturday ticket are priced at £30, and Sunday is £25.
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