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The Big Grill 2022 BBQ & Food Festival announces its biggest lineup yet

The Big Grill team are delighted to announce their biggest food lineup yet this August 11th-14th 2022 in Herbert Park, Dublin 4. The festival prides itself on offering a truly unique food lineup, unlike any other as everything must be cooked over live fire – no electricity or gas is 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 & 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. Homegrown talent includes Reggie’s Pizza Party, 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.

One of the best things about The Big Grill 2022 is always the access you get to the chefs and experts at the festival across the weekend, whether it’s watching them cook in their open live fire kitchens or catching them at Bastecamp, the smoking hub of the festival. Food writer Dee Laffan, our head of catertainement DJ BBQ and Meat Life presenter Nick Solares will host talks, tastings and demos all weekend with some top-notch talent like outdoor expert Ray Mears, founder of Hardcore Carnivore BBQ, Jess Pryles, Genevieve Taylor, one of UK’s leading live fire and BBQ experts, BBQ legend Chris Lilly from Big Bob Gibson’s, Alabama,
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.

What’s a barbecue without a few cold ones? The Big Grill prides itself on offering one of the best festival drink selections and this year is no different. Over the four days, the festival will showcase a stellar selection of craft breweries and artisan drinks, fun cocktails, a new wine bar from Neighbourhood Wine, new drinks
stage Brewcamp & the first ever Big Grill Bloody Mary Competition. Perfect for the food devotees, the festival’s Offside dinners are back. Offside offers an intimate, private dining experience with a focus on nose-to-tail eating, cooked on the Parilla grill alongside carefully curated drinks. Nick Solares & whiskey expert Ger Garland will present A Matter of Time, a journey through dry- aged steak and whiskey and Karl Whelan (Saltwater Grocery) and Shane Murphy (Neighbourhood Wine) will present LAND SEA AIR FIRE an exploration of live fire cooking & wine. On Saturday & Sunday, Offside will host long table feast legend, Ben Quinn from Canteen, Cornwall for Ben Quinn’s Woodfired & Friends. Tickets are now live with limited spaces available The festival has also added a brand new upgraded element Rancho Relaxo to the festival for anyone looking for a more premium experience featuring 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


Schweppes, the country’s best loved mixer, is bringing fizz to The Big Grill festival this weekend. With a host of exciting acts and DJs, Schweppes will be serving up a great line-up of music to festival goers, while its mixologists stir up daring cocktail combinations from August 11-14th. Attendees at the Herbert Park food festival can pop down to the Schweppes Ultimate Mixer Stage for music from January Winters, Tara Kumar and Toshín, among others throughout the weekend.

Quench your thirst with a host of delicious Schweppes cocktails, including the Pink Spritz, the perfect summer cocktail for any partygoer, using the new Schweppes Pink Soda Water. Set to become the flavour of the summer, Pink Soda Water is the new mixer from Schweppes, which perfectly pairs with gin, vodka or Rosé and your favourite garnish. And best yet, enjoy your pink drink guilt-free as Schweppes Pink Soda Water is 20 calories per 100ml.

Prepare to sparkle with excitement with the delicious taste sensation of the refreshing summer drinks that Schweppes is known for. The Big Grill bar will serve a range of other summer drinks too, including a classic G&T, a Spiced Ginger, Passionfruit Fizz or Paloma. A non-alcoholic G&T will also be on sale, with Gordon’s 0.0% & Schweppes Tonic Water. The Schweppes area at The Big Grill is the perfect spot to unwind with friends and soak up the atmosphere between food tastings.

MUSIC SCHEDULE for The Big Grill 2022:

Thursday, 11th August

16:30 – 18:30: We 3 Kings

18:45 – 20:00: TBL8 Brass

20:00 – 22:00: January Winters

Friday, 12th August

16:30 – 18:30: Cyprus Grill

18:45 – 20:00: TBL8 Brass

20:00 – 22:00: Tara Kumar

Saturday, 13th August

12:00 – 14:45: Bazza Ranks

14:45 – 16:00: Code of Behaviour

18:00 – 19:00: Toshín

20:30 – 22:00: DJ BBQ

Sunday, 14th August

12:00 – 15:00: Soul Jam

15:30 – 17:00: After-Party

17:00 – 19:00: KT & Z

19:00 – 21:00: Hang Dai Soundsystem


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




The Big Grill Times & Dates:
11th-14th August 2022, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Thursday: 4.30pm- 10.00pm & Friday: 4.30pm- 10.00pm
Sat: 12.00 – 4.30pm / 5.30pm – 10.00pm
Sun: 12.00 – 4.30pm / 5.30pm – 9.00pm

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