Meatstock is returning next year with barbecues, butcher wars, bourbon and bull runs planned in Melbourne, Sydney and Toowoomba. Encouraging folks to mingle, explore and dive into Australia’s biggest smokers and barbecues, Meatstock will make its return in the autumn of 2023. Aside from its conventional circuits in Melbourne and Sydney, the festival made a roaring debut in Toowoomba earlier this year with a sell out event.
Barbecue fans in the city and the country can look forward to two days of debauchery complete with burger-eating contests, food trucks, moustache competitions and plenty of beer. The stacked line-up of vendors includes Phat Boyz Smoking, Smokin Hot ’N Saucy, Barbecue Mafia, Black Iron Smokers, Hoy Pinoy and many more.
This year around, they’re welcoming the internationally renowned Professional Bull Riders (PBR) at all Meatstock locations so attendees can buckle up for the most thrilling 8 seconds in sports and find out what it means to be an Aussie cowboy.
Like every year, music will be central to the event with a number of exciting country music acts gearing up to put on a show. In Melbourne, Brad Cox, Amber Lawrence, James Ellis and the Jealous Guys and Frank Sultana are some of the many acts lined up.
Sydneysiders can look forward to performances by Grinspoon, Jebediah, Kingswood, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, The Sweet Jelly Rolls and more. Over in Toowoomba Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, James Johnston, Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley, Taylor Moss and more will take to the stage. Find the full lineup of musical acts here.
Plus expect monster battles in strength tournaments like the Viking Deadlift, Truck Pull, Deadlift Medley, Max Monster Dumbbells and the Stone series. This year there’s also a competition to determine Australia’s strongest Man and Woman.
Dates and locations
- Melbourne — March 18 and 19, Melbourne Showgrounds
- Toowoomba — April 14 and 15, Toowoomba Showgrounds
- Sydney — May 5 and 7, Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park