Grillstock, billed as the UK’s hottest BBQ and music festival, has announced the first raft of acts its three weekends of meat, music and mayhem which happen annually in Bristol, Manchester, and for the first time this summer Walthamstow.
Grillstock Manchester, 30th – 31st May will be headlined by legendary New York DJ Grandmaster Flash and indie rock band The Heavy, with support acts including The Cuban Brothers, and Grillstock favourite Levi Roots also on hand, delivering some lunchtime reggae and soul.
Grillstock Bristol, 11th – 12th July will feature De La Soul on Saturday night, supported by Goldie Lookin' Chain. Local boys from Bath The Heavy will headline the Sunday, with DJ Yoda returning to the Bar Stage for a 2nd year.
With two sell-out venues in Bristol and Manchester already under their belt, organisers launch their biggest weekend of supercharged Grillstock mayhem yet in the capital for the first time in 2015.
Grillstock London, 5th – 6th September will be headlined by indie rocker Razorlight on the Sunday afternoon, supported by festival favourites and Grillstock veterans Hayseed Dixie, Walthamstow will also feature Grandmaster Flash, The Cuban Brothers and DJ Yoda in the Bar Stage, with more special guests still to be announced.
Organisers say, "Across all three cities, festival goers can expect a smouldering hot US style low 'n' slow BBQ competition, chilli-pepper and hot-dog eating competitions, over (40) bands and DJ’s playing across music stages. 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 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, US BBQ veteran Dr BBQ aka Ray Lampe will oversee the judging."
Food fans can also check out the Weber BBQ Academy, imported craft beer & New York Dive Bar, bourbon dens and village of BBQ traders serving up pit-smoked meaty treats and Grillstock’s very own Pale Ale, which was created especially for BBQ.
Weekend tickets are priced at £25, £20 for Saturday or £15 for Sundays for Bristol and Manchester, in London Saturday or Sunday tickets are priced at £20.
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