Grillstock Festival - Manchester

June 28TH - 29TH 2014
Albert Square

A two day festival of meat, music & mayhem.

With a smouldering hot US style low 'n' slow BBQ competition, over 40 bands and 8 DJ’s playing across four music stages, Grillstock is the hottest festival in the UK, attracting over 17, 000 meat and music lovers seeking some southern hospitality.

Get down to the finest Americana rock, funk, blues and country sounds. Foot stomping rockgrass legends and Grillstock favourites, Hayseed Dixie, top the Sunday bill at Manchester with Vintage Trouble taking to the stage to headline on Saturday night in Albert Square.

Manchester Albert Square - 28th & 29th June

Think locally, act hillbilly.

Main Stage - Sponsored by Nokia Mix Radio

Nothing goes better with BBQ than good music and we're delighted to announce that Grillstock 2014 will feature some of the very best in rockabilly, bluegrass, hip-hop, country and other foot stompin’ rhythms of the American south.


Grillstock - King of the Grill

With 12 teams competing for the coveted ‘Grillstock King Of The Grill 2014′ trophy over the course of the weekend, you’ll witness first-hand the skills of the very best BBQ Pitmasters and Grill-Chefs from the UK, Europe and the US.


Brooklyn Bars

Prepare yourselves. This year Brookyln Brewery are manning the pumps delivering an almighty selection of their freshly brewed, fine craft beers made especially for Grillstock. Our new bar, constructed from the finest hipster marble will have tanker loads of Brooklyn lager on tap and fo...


Weber is ready to rock at Grillstock

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!



Amidst all the bands, bbq and exhibitors, there's a whole host of entertainment lined up for young and old. From the children's treasure hunt and craft workshops to the street performers and cooking demonstrations.

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