UPDATE: MARCH 13, 2020 — Due to fears surrounding COVID-19, Meatstock has been postponed from March 14 and 15 until August 15 and 16. All tickets will be automatically transferred to those dates. We'll let you know when more information is announced.
If you're the sort of person who likes to eat meat until you start shaking with the meat sweats and can (m)eat no more, then a festival very relevant to your interests is coming to town. Meatstock Festival, a two-day celebration of all things animal, is setting up its smoky self in the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Not just your regular food festival, bands on the Meatstock lineup include Jebediah, Cookin' on 3 Burners, Freya Josephine Hollick, Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys, The Soul Movers and Jim Lawrie, with more to be announced. Sure, there'll be less music than there is at Woodstock, but there will be 200 percent more tasty meat-related foods. The food stars of the show are Burn City Smokers, Limp Brisket, Black Barrel BBQ, Hoy Pinoy and more. Try some of each, or make your way through all of the food stalls and then fall into a sweaty, cholesterol-heavy heap — don't say we didn't warn you.
Finally, for a little old-fashioned rivalry, the festival will be running its Butcher Wars, which will basically be a bunch of hopefully unbloodied people running around competing and wielding various knives. There's also Barbecue Wars too, heating up the grill in more ways than one. What a weekend.