Grillstock Bristol

Saturday June 30 2018to Sunday July 01 2018

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As soon as there’s a hint of sun, we Brits love nothing more than donning shorts, putting on some good tunes and firing up the barbecue. Visiting Grillstock is like spending a chilled Sunday in the garden doing just that, but on a huge, larger-than-life, in-your-face scale. The festival will be docking at Bristol’s buzzing harbourside on the 30th June & 1st July. Festival-goers can treat their ears to the finest blues, rockabilly, bluegrass and country rhythms this side of the American South, while treating their tastebuds to the most succulent meats this side of, well, anywhere. Of course, Grillstock isn’t just about the music – those who’ve been before will know the competitions are where it’s at for some authentic barbecue action. At the US-style King of the Grill international BBQ contest, 24 teams will be battling it out and showing off their grilling skills over the smoky coals. If you’re lucky, you might even get a chance to chat with the contenders and taste the delicious results of their labour. Be sure to wash your meaty meal down in style with a specially imported craft beer at the New York-style pop-up bar. Fancy learning how to grill like a pro yourself? Head over to the cooking academy, where you can pick up hints, tips and tricks from the best in the business. Fire-breathers, hot rods and dozens of traders will also be in attendance at this smoking-hot event that attracts over 25,000 meat and music lovers every year. Some of which want a slice of the sticky BBQ action themselves and if this sounds like you or someone you know, you just have to enter one of the eating competitions here! Places fill up quicker than you can remember your table manners, which is just as well (you'll see why), so act quick and choose your poison wisely - there's three eating competitions, chilli pepper eating, hot dogs and hot wings sponsored by Frank's Red Hot®. Your ticket will include entrance to the festival for the day or whole weekend as applicable and includes all music entertainment. It also gives you the chance to sample the competition food from some of the rounds and the BBQ Academy masterclasses. These are offered on a first come first served basis, so be sure to rock up early to avoid disappointment. For the full, unadulterated Grillstock experience, get yourself one of the Pit Crew tickets, which include four free drinks, two meals and a merch voucher, as well as entrance all weekend and to the Friday Firestarter party. You'll also get a copy of the much anticipated Grillstock BBQ Book. Grillstock is an unashamedly all-out celebration of all things grilled, smoked and spicy. Bring your dancing shoes and your appetite, and get stuck in.

Event tags

Festival type: 

Food Festival


South West, Bristol


Live music, Eating competition, Entertainment, Food & drink

Disabled facilities

Wheelchair access

Festival address

Lloyds Amphitheatre

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Tickets and prices
Ticket Price
Bristol Pit Crew £75.00
Saturday Ticket from £28.00
Sunday Ticket from £24.00
Weekend ticket from £45.00
Opening times
  • Saturday (11:00 to 22:30)
  • Sunday (11:00 to 18:00)

The pit crew ticket includes the full weekend ticket with four beer/bar vouchers, two meals from a selection of vendors, a £15 merchandise voucher and entry to the Friday Night Party.

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