Grillstock Manchester returns for its third year in Albert Square on 30th and 31st May for a big weekend of meat, music and mayhem.
This year our festival will be headlined by legendary New York DJ Grandmaster Flash as well as purveyors of sexy music, riotous comedy, and sensational dancing the Cuban Bros. Grillstock favourite, the inimitable Levi Roots will also be on hand, delivering some lunchtime reggae and soul with indie rock band, The Heavy bringing their massive summer hit "How do you like me now? on Sunday to Albert Square.
Beatbox Blues band Hey Moonshaker, retro-modern siblings Kitty Daisy and Lewis, country blues inspired Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band and The Hosts have all been added to the bill, bringing the unmistakable sounds of rockabilly, blues and good old rock and roll to the city’s BBQ fans. Garage Punk sensations The Computers complete the main stage line up on Saturday while the bar stage will come alive with a riot of bands throughout the weekend including Leopald and his Fiction, Grillstock favourites Big Joe Bone, Hyena, John Fairhurst, Joe McAdams and breakthrough Southampton band Dolomite Minor.
Our official beer partner will be Brewdog, bringing their bestselling brews to festival crowds in the Brewdog Bar.
The EPIC BBQ line-up will feature 12 teams entered into the King of the Grill competition, to win £1000 cash and entry into a prestigious US BBQ competition. Teams include Braai-bery & Que-rruption, three time Grillstock Bristol competition winners Bunch of Swines, winners of the Grillstock Manchester Burger round last year Dr Evil BBQ and first timer’s Mc Slims. The Flamin’ Amateurs were new to competing in 2013 and will return for a third year, alongside one man BBQ team Hammer & Tongs, second time contender Jedi Swine Tricks and winners of the Chef’s Choice category on their first outing in 2014, Risk-it for a Brisket. The line up is completed by Riviera BBQ, Smokin' Salop from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, Team Smokin' Penguin who took fourth overall in 2014’s competition and The Smoking Dragons, a group of novice BBQ fans who came to Grillstock Manchester last year as fans and truly caught the bug!
Tickets are on sale now www.grillstock.co.uk/tickets. Follow @grillstock for further line up announcements and meaty goodness.
This festival is staged with the support of the awesome teams at XFM Manchester, Manchester Evening News, Weber BBQs and Mixradio.