Overview

A Carnivore's Paradise of BBQ, Music and Madness!

If an offset smoker and an electric 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. 

This year we’re shaking things up for Victoria, as we head out west to our new home of Bendigo, an Australian town steeped in history and cultural heritage. On March 16th-17th, 2024, Meatstock will be taking over the Bendigo Showgrounds, with this shift to a rural setting adding a fresh landscape to the festival.

Meatstock is home to the biggest line up of Barbecue experts and Pitmasters ever assembled in Australia. Black Iron Smokers, Carolina Smoke, Flaming Grills, Fancy Hanks, Red Gum BBQ, Brazilian Flame, Crossdales BBQ, Hangry Wolf and many more will fill the air with the intoxicating smell of barbecue.

There will also be music! Join us at the Jack Daniel’s live stage, at the heart of the festival, will host a sensational lineup of musical talent. On Saturday Chayce Beckham takes the stage, winner of American Idol, and No. 1 hit single, 23. Together with Australia's own country music superstar James Johnston, The Wolfe Brothers, Amy Sheppard, Zac & George, and This Way North. Sunday includes ARIA award-winning artists Casey Barnes and Fanny Lumsden, together with Lane Pittman and The Buckleys + more to come.

Camping, RV, and caravan junkies, we've also got you covered! The new venue offers a range of camping options, from ‘big rig’ sites for the pros, to spacious powered camping sites, right by the festival gates. Early arrivals and ticketing packages are welcome to ensure you're fully settled in for the weekend.

Apart from the meat and music, Meatstock promises an action-packed festival experience like no other. 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, enroll or spectate in the Beard and Moe 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 simply cannot see anywhere else.

There will be shuttle bus between the venue and the Bendigo Railway station for those coming up via train. 

Find out more or book your tickets now. 
 

Bendigo Showgrounds
74 Holmes Rd
North Bendigo 3550
Australia

March 16 - 17, 2024
11.00am to 8.00pm