Meats and Beats 2018: Festival for meat lovers coming to the Capital

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It has been described as a playground for meat lovers and after a sell-out inaugural event last year, Meats and Beats Festival is to return to the Capital.

The event will return to Edinburgh on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March 2018.

Meats and beats is to return to the Capital

Meats and beats is to return to the Capital

Following on from the success of last 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.

For those not familiar with Meats & Beats Festival, it is best described as a ‘carnivores playground’ set against a soundtrack of all the cheesiest tunes from the last five decades.

And while the festival offers plenty for foodies, each 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.

Confirmed collaborations include Bonnie Burrito, Meat Stack, Rost, Fat Boy, Shanty Town and Tasty Buns Bakery.

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.