HE full line-up for annual meat and music festival Grillstock Manchester has been revealed. Legendary hip-hop DJ Grandmaster Flash will headline the first night of its Manchester weekender next month.
He’ll be joined on the bill by The Heavy, Levi Roots and Cuban Bros at the event, which takes over Albert Square, in the city centre, from May 30-31.
Sounds of the Deep South will be on the menu as 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.
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.
Festival co-founder Ben Merrington said: “The line-up for Grillstock Manchester will set the scene for a weekend of cooking over Smokey coals. We’ve got some great talent from all over the country and it’s the biggest musical line-up we’ve ever had in Albert Square. The Friday night pit party will also be storming, with our pit crew ticket holders invited to open the festival in style, while the BBQ teams get to work over smoky coals.”
Manchester’s BBQ fans can indulge, in a feast feast put on by specialist chefs cooking up food in the distinctive ‘low and slow’ and pit-smoked barbecue styles.
This year’s Grillstock, which is sponsored by BrewDog, will include cooking contests, chilli-pepper and hot-dog eating competitions, a New York-style craft beer bar, bourbon dens and its own pale ale created to go with barbecue.
James Watt, Brewdog Co-founder said: “BrewDog and BBQ. Some things are just natural partners in crime. We’re excited to continue our great relationship with Grillstock at this year’s festivals.
“We’ll be rocking some delicious, hoppy brews that will perfectly complement all the finger-licking food available at the festival. For those not familiar with our beer, we hope this festival will be their craft beer baptism. Nothing will be the same again. Hops, Meat, Tunes..what more could you ask for?”
Tickets are on sale now at grillstock.co.uk. Follow facebook.com/ grillstockBBQ or @ grillstock on Twitter for updates.