Grillstock announces line-up for 2018 festival in Bristol

Grillstock announces line-up for 2018 festival in Bristol

Posted on: 09 May 2018

The UK’s massive meat festival is back in Bristol for the 2018 event taking place from the 30th June until 1st July at The Harbourside.


The full-blown weekend of meat, music, mayhem in Grillstock’s heartland of Bristol will be headlined by a soundtrack of Fun Lovin Criminals and Black Grape. The funky sounds of the Brand New Heavies join the line-up on Saturday, with eight-piece, Chicago-based Hypnotic Brass Ensemble bringing summer sounds to the main stage in the early evening.

Grillstock Festival 2018 in Bristol

Festival favourites The Mariachis are back by popular request with a Mexican twist on some of the world’s most danceable tunes, while trailblazing 14 piece Dutty Moonshine Band will bring a high octane energy show fronted by Grime and Hip Hop MCs. Saturday’s line up is completed by Cornish favourites William the Conqueror and local rock and roll band Novatine.


9-piece band The South, featuring the distinctive sounds of Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler of The Beautiful South have been added to the bill on Sunday, alongside American Roots group Hackensaw Boys, alt-country Londoners The Wandering Hearts and UK country-pop female trio The Adelaides. The stage will be opened by last year’s Battle of the Band winners Welcome Back Delta who were a massive hit with festival crowds.

Grillstock Festival 2018 in Bristol

Grillstock Managing Director Barry McMurdock explains;

“Our line up this year is all about making sure that our fans will be dancing in the amphitheatre from gates opening through to the final whistle. We’ve got US legends heading over as well as some of the best country, rock n roll and Americana sounds around in the UK at the moment. We’re working on a big new family area at the festival so music fans can bring their mini meat fans along and we’ve had a huge number of applications for our King of the Grill competition this year – with an outstanding calibre of team looking to be selected to cook in our competition headed by the Kansas City BBQ Society.”

Grillstock Festival 2018 in Bristol

As ever, the festival will bring together the very best in live-fire and low ‘n’ slow barbecue street food, eating competitions and craft beer from one of the UK’s finest brewers – to be revealed soon!


Tickets are flying fast so don't miss out on all the barbeque goodness!


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Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.