After a sell-out inaugural festival last year, Meats & Beats Festival returns to Edinburgh on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th March 2018.
This year the festival is moving to a bigger venue at Summerhall, allowing all cooked food to move outside to create an Outdoor Street Food Courtyard, where festivalgoers can take a rest from throwing shapes on the dance floor and refuel on meat-stacked dishes.
For those not familiar with Meats & Beats Festival, it is best described as a ‘carnivores playground’ set against a soundtrack of all the cheesiest, ‘hands in the air’ tunes from the last five decades. Where jerk meets twerk, burritos meet Blondie, and wings meet Wham! It’s as much about music as it is about food, but most importantly it’s about having an unforgettable night out with mates.
Every hour the music changes decade, starting with the pop classics of the 70s, working through the disco anthems of the 80s, dance tunes of the 90s and teen pop bands of the noughties, climaxing in 2018.
Festivalgoers can look forward to feasting on sizzling steaks, jerk chicken, slow cooked BBQ brisket, pulled pork brioche buns, meat-loaded nachos, chicken wings and meat-packed burritos (to mention a few). Confirmed collaborations include Bonnie Burrito, Meat Stack, Rost, Fat Boy, Shanty Town and Tasty Buns Bakery.
Build you own loaded burrito from chicken, Iron-Brew pulled pork, steak, haggis or veggie haggis plus all the toppings
Flank steak with chimichurri sauce and fries
Brisket, pulled pork or jerk chicken with cheese and sauces served in a brioche bun
Crispy BBQ-rubbed wings with honey & garlic glaze
American style double cheese burgers
Beef dripping fries
Parmesan & truffle fries
BBQ’d Creole steak or chicken-fried steak strips served with fries or in a sesame po’boy bun with salad, pickles and remoulade sauce
Dirty fries with Andouille Sausage gumbo
Garlic butter crab claws with fries
BBQ’s corn on the cob
Venison pastrami slider
Hickory smoked BBQ’d ribs
BBQ’d boneless quail
Pheasant burger with peanut butter crunch
There will also be pop-up bars from Stewart Brewing, Edinburgh Beer Factory and cocktail geniuses ‘Old Poison’ serving craft beers, cocktails, wines and prosecco.
For the competitive eaters, there’s a hotdog-eating competition to enter, or take a trip down memory lane with retro playground games in the courtyard.
So put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a lip-smacking, lip-syncing, tummy & shape busting night out to remember!
Tickets are on sale now at www.meatsandbeats.co.uk
£8 for adults plus booking fee
Dates & Venue
Friday 9th March, 5.30pm – 11pm
Saturday 10th March, 12pm – 5pm and 6pm – 11pm
Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL