Festival Experience

Grillstock is a two-day festival of meat, music & mayhem.

Bristol Grillstock Festival, now in its 6th year, is an original and true celebration of all things BBQ with thousands of visitors attracted to the hillbilly hysteria each year. It’s simple really, gather your people and head down to Bristol’s Harbourside to share some great meat and music, from 11th July to 12th July 2015. 

With over 25 acts playing across two music stages, a smokin’ hot US style low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition and fantastic craft beer bars, Grillstock attracts over 25,000 meat and music lovers seeking some proper Southern hospitality to Bristol and Manchester each year.

Music Line-Up

Nothing goes better with BBQ than good music - There'll be 2 music stages packed with everything from rock to bluegrass, hip hop and 90's classics. Get your dancin' shoes on.

King of the Grill

Teams from across the world will light the coals at Grillstock festival smoking huge joints of pork, lamb, beef and chicken. The Grand Champion from each festival will win £1,000 in cash and qualify to compete against the best of the best at the prestigious American Royal World Series of BBQ 'Inv...

Festival Bars

Grillstock brings you the ultimate in festival bars Nothing washes down BBQ better than great craft beer and our friends at Brewdog deliver this by the barrel-load. The Brewdog Bar hosts a second music stage featuring an awesome soundtrack of acoustic blues and beer fuelled hillbilly tunes...


Weber® is ready to rock at Grillstock. Weber®, the UK’s number one barbecue brand, will be back at Grillstock this summer, cooking up a storm for the fifth year running.

Chilli-Eating Competition

Curated by our friends at the Clifton Chilli Club, the competition starts out mild before quickly climbing the scovil scale to the hottest chillis on the planet.

Hot Wing Eating Competition

Frank’s RedHot® return to Grillstock, and this time with buckets full of their smokin' wings!

Hot Dog Eating Competition

Apply for entry now! Chow down on as many hot dogs as you can in 5 minutes. Forget your table manners and come hungry!

Festival Fun

Grillstock is much more than just music, beer and competition BBQ, it's also a smoking hot weekend weekend of fire breathers, eating competitions, BBQ masterclasses, hot rods and dozens of traders selling awesome BBQ food and merchandise.

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