Smokin Hot Line Up For The Big Grill Festival🍖🔥


The Big Grill Festival has announced it’s biggest food lineup yet this August 11th-14th 2022 in Herbert Park where everything must be cooked over live fire – no electricity or gas allowed!

There will be 20+ restaurants over the weekend including some of the best international barbecue names – Chris Lilly & the Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Competition Cooking Team (winners of 17 World BBQ Championships), Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ all the way from Austin, Texas, Kimberly Plafke & Meathook from Brooklyn, NY, Christina Fitzgerald & Mike Johnson from Sugarfire Smokehouse, St. Louis, London’s From The Ashes BBQ,  Neil Rankin’s new plant-based venture Symplicity Foods, Billy Durney’s Hometown Bar-B-Que from Brooklyn, NYC and an exclusive pop-up from Andy Ricker’s famous Pok Pok.

Homegrown talent includes Reggie’s Pizza Party, Damien Grey’s 2 Michelin starred Liath, Aishling Moore from Goldie in Cork, Mister S, Reyna, Hang Dai, Chimac, Bahay, Our Table, Bites by Kwanghi, AA’s Caribbean, B-Skewers, Los Chicanos, Pitt Bros.

Food writer Dee Laffan and Nick Solares will host talks, tastings and demos all weekend with outdoor expert Ray Mears, founder of Hardcore Carnivore BBQ, Jess Pryles, Genevieve Taylor, one of UK’s leading live fire and BBQ experts, BBQ Pit-Mistress and Food Network US star Christina Fitzgerald, BBQ legend Chris Lilly from Big Bob Gibson’s, Alabama, Martin Anderson (ex Temper Head Chef) & From The Ashes Barbecue, Mike Johnson from St. Louis’ Sugarfire Smoke House, Kimberly Plafke, head butcher of The Meat Hook, Brooklyn and Ben Quinn of Canteen & Woodfired Canteen, Cornwall, Jordan Bailey from 2 Michelin starred restaurant Aimsir, JP McMahon, Nico Reynolds and lots more.

A brand new and exclusive area has also been added this year within the festival where you can kick back and catch up with mates. The Rancho Relaxo garden will feature a private bar, fire pits, guaranteed seating (unreserved), DJs, garden games, posh loos and two complimentary drinks on arrival. You’ll also get fast track entry to the festival via the dedicated Rancho Relaxo lane.

Further details on the festival & tickets (from €24 & Rancho Relaxo from €50) for the event are on sale from