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Meatstock Festival

Meat lovers worldwide will gather at the Sydney Showgrounds for the Meatstock Festival, a three-day festival in April every year.

This beloved meat-filled event will feature bands, beer, barbecues, and more!

Meatstock Festival Sydney 2024 Dates, Tickets, Program & BBQ Food

A Carnivore’s Paradise of BBQ, Music and Madness! If an offset smoker and a guitar had a baby, it would be Meatstock. It’s a sensory explosion that combines the best live-fire barbecue experts and pitmasters in the country with an epic lineup of live music, entertainment, and competitions.

From the 19th to the 21st of April 2024, Meatstock will be back at the Sydney Showground for its 7th year! The Jack Daniel’s live stage, at the heart of the festival, will host a sensational lineup of musical talent.

Friday – One of Australia’s greatest, best-loved, most enduring rock bands of all time, Hoodoo Gurus, will take the stage with the kings of swagger, You Am I, and Loren Ryan, winner of the Tamworth Toyota Star Maker.

Saturday – ARIA Award-winning artist Casey Barnes, together with Henry Wagons, Karen-Lee Andrews, The Buckleys, Alvarez & Rollan, Big Wheels, Charlie Finn + More.

Sunday – New Zealand’s country music superstar Kaylee Bell, together with Owen Campbell, Brooke Schubert, Billie-Jo Porter, + More.

But Meatstock isn’t just about the music. It’s a celebration of the art of barbecue. Meatstock is home to the biggest lineup of Barbecue Experts and Pitmasters ever assembled in Australia. Phat Boyz Smokehouse, Carolina Smoke, Flaming Grillas, Brisket and Brawn BBQ, Crossdales BBQ, Brazilian Flame, Berbeo Bros, Hangry Wolf, and many more will fill the air with the intoxicating smell of barbecue.

Apart from the meat and music, Meatstock promises an action-packed festival experience. Back again for some heart-pounding thrills, The Professional Bull Riding will be showcasing at all Australian Meatstock events, where cowboys brave the toughest 8 seconds in sports.

For those with a hearty appetite, check out the Competitive Eating Zone, featuring the sausage sizzle throwdown, burger eating contests and hot wing challenges, to name a few.

For some alternative hilarious showdowns, enrol or spectate in the Beard and Mo Wars, Mullet Comps, and Dad Bod Contests. And, of course, Meatstock wouldn’t be complete without its legendary Butcher Wars and Barbecue Wars, along with the ultimate test of strength in Strongman and Woman – showcasing Australia’s mightiest athletes. It’s a mixed bag of eclectic entertainment and stand-offs you cannot see anywhere else.

Each vendor has a different offering. Most plate/meal prices range from about $20 to $40, depending on the amount and type. Some vendors also make mega or jumbo boxes that feed more than one person. It is suggested you come to the festival with a few friends and share meals so you can try as much as possible over the day.

Tap-to-pay, EFTPOS, Cash (selected areas), and ATMs will be available.

Sydney Showground is in Sydney Olympic Park, about 17 kilometres west of the CBD. You can get there by car via the A4 (and there’s on-site parking available), or you can take public transport, with train, bus, and ferry options available.

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Friday: 4pm - 10pm
Saturday: 11am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

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Single Day Tickets
Sydney Meatstock Friday
Adult: $72.50
Child: $28.50
Adult Friday + PBR Bull Riding 5pm: $112

Sydney Meatstock Saturday
Adult: $48.50
Child: $19.50
Adult Saturday + PBR Bull Riding 2pm: $96

Sydney Meatstock Sunday
Adult: $46.50
Child: $16.50
Adult Sunday + PBR Bull Riding 12pm: $94

Sydney Meatstock 3-Day-Pass
Adult 3-Day pass: $146
Child 3-Day pass: $54

VIP Adult 3-Day pass: $196
VIP Child 3-Day pass: $74
Included access to the undercover VIP Room with private bar, washrooms. The full Meatstock Experience Friday + Saturday + Sunday including live music stage, food vendors, expo stalls, competition precincts, and live BBQ demonstrations / Children free under 5

VIP Adult & PBR 3-day pass: $340
All 3 shows of PBR Friday 5pm, Saturday 2pm & Sunday 12pm. Plusnjoy the full Meatstock experience Friday + Saturday + Sunday + undercover VIP Room with private bar, washrooms and terrace overlooking the Stage

PBR Bull Ride Arena (PBR requires an entry ticket to Meatstock)
Friday PBR Bull Riding Adult - 5pm: $52.50
Friday PBR Bull Riding Child - 5pm: $30.50
Saturday PBR Bull Riding Adult - 2pm: $52.50
Saturday PBR Bull Riding Child - 2pm: $30.50
Sunday PBR Bull Riding Adult - 12pm: $52.50
Sunday PBR Bull Riding Child - 12pm: $30.50

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