Big Grill Festival is exactly what you hope it would be


Neon & Bodytonic present Ireland’s first ever international BBQ festival & competition, a celebration of the art of cooking with fire & smoke. A heaven for food lovers in the leafy surrounds of Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, The Big Grill will allow you to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of BBQ’ing, grilling, smoking, meats and delicacies from around the globe, washed down with a choice craft beer or cider.

The festival takes place from 15 – 17 August and weekend tickets are only €25. Day tickets are currently on early bird offer for €12. More information and tickets available here. Here’s an outline what’s cookin at The Big Grill 2014:

BBQ, Smoke & Fire

Only the finest, mouth watering, locally sourced, high-quality meats and foods cooked using live fire and smoke are on offer for you to fill your bellies. Cooked by top BBQ Chefs, restaurants, eateries and vendors this event will incorporate multiple BBQ styles from Diep Thai BBQ, Kinara Kitchen’s Pakastani Grill, Asador Argentine Grill, Pitt Bros Toby Shea’s Whole Hog Cook & more tba

The Best of Brews
A handpicked selection of some of the best Irish Craft Beers & Ciders from Tom Creans, Rascals, Trouble Brewing & Eight Degrees. A choice selection of wines and soft drinks will also be available for non-beer fans.

Grillster Academy
Want to know how to cook THE perfect steak on your BBQ? Lucious pulled pork, smoked brisket or dripping ribs. Learn about; BBQ, grilling, smoking, meat selection & preparation, rubs, sauces, sides, beer brewing and more.

Cú Chulainn Cook Off BBQ Competition
Featuring over 20 participants fighting fire with fire, competing to be crowned the first ever Cú Chulainn cook off champ

(Wo)manly Competitions
Chilli, Hot Wing and Meat Eating competitions throughout the weekend will be hosted on the main stage to see who has the toughest palette.

Not Just about the (g)rub
Top DJs programmed by Discotekken will be laying down a soundtrack of funk, soul, blues, brass, hip-hop & disco along with some dry-aged classics. DJs on the bill include Scope & Splyce (Choicecuts), 45s king Baz Hickey, Billy Scurry, Lex Woo & iZem.

Big Grill Festival Poster 2014

Big Grill Festival Poster 2014

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