Festival Experience

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

The 3rd Manchester Grillstock Festival is set to be a rip-roaring, foot tapping, meat eating, beer swilling weekend, with our name firmly established with BBQ lovers in the city after a sell-out 2014 festival. The 2015 edition will take place on 30th and 31st May. 

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 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.

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.

Bars

Grillstock and BrewDog team up to bring you the ultimate festival bars. The BrewDog Bar will be rocking some delicious, hoppy brews that will perfectly complement all the finger-licking food available at Grillstock. For those not familiar with BrewDog beer, we hope this festival will be yo...

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 Bars

Grillstock and BrewDog team up to bring you the ultimate festival bars. The BrewDog Bar will be rocking some delicious, hoppy brews that will perfectly complement all the finger-licking food available at Grillstock. For those not familiar with BrewDog beer, we hope this festival will be yo...

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.

Weber BBQ Academy

The Weber BBQ Academy is a mecca for the serious meat smokers and backyard grillers, with their experienced team on hand giving presentations for all different meats and dishes throughout the day. Techniques covered include grilling, roasting, smoking and baking, using Weber’s gas and ch...

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