Festival Info

Location & Opening Times

Albert Square, Manchester - 30-31st May 2015

Opening times are:

Saturday 30th May - 11am - 10pm

Sunday 31st May - 11am - 6pm


What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes entrance to the Festival for the day or whole weekend (as applicable) and includes all music entertainment. It also gives you access to sample the competition food from some of the rounds and the BBQ Academy masterclasses. Please note these are based on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Pit Crew tickets include 4 free drinks, 2 meals and a £15 merch voucher. As well as entrance all weekend and to the friday night party.

Re-Entry Policy

You will be allowed to leave and re-enter the festival as long as you have a valid wristband.

How much food is on-site?

LOTS! We have many catering stands on site that will be offering great food this year including BBQ, jerk, sausages, thai, mexican, burgers, churros, pancakes and ice cream. Also you'll find plenty of the exhibitors wanting to show off their latest BBQ kit will be more than happy for you to sample their cooking!

Can I bring my own food and drink

Unless you require certain food or drinks for medical reasons, no food or drink from outside is allowed on-site.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Given the number of visitors and activities that are taking place we're afraid Grillstock needs to be a dog free zone. Guide dogs are of course welcome.

Is there camping on site?

Being a city centre event there is no camping on site.

Is Grillstock a child friendly festival?

Extremely. We have a dedicated childrens activity area as well as lots of  other things to see and do. Children under 12 go free!

Is the site wheelchair accessible?

Yes, both sites are wheelchair friendly.


There is no parking available on-site but there are a few car park close by.

NCP car park, Queens Street M2 5JB

NCP car park, Bishops Gate M1 3LY

NCP car park, King St West


Midland Hotel, Mount Street http://www.qhotels.co.uk/hotels/the-midland-manchester.aspx?gclid=CPPQ56ynwrUCFW_KtAod0ywAuw

Radisson Edwardian, Peter Street http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/

Ibis Hotel, Portland Street http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-3142-ibis-manchester-centre-portland-street/index.shtml

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