This 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, where festivalgoers can take a rest from throwing shapes on the dance floor and refuel on meat-stacked dishes.
For those not familiar with Meats & Beats Festival, it is best described as a “carnivore’s playground” set against a soundtrack of all the “cheesiest, ‘hands in the air’ tunes” from the last five decades.
Every 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 (to mention a few).
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 experts ‘Old Poison’ serving up 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.
Two 100 per cent salt aged beef patties grilled for a crispy crust and juicy centre, layered with sliced cheese, dry cure smoked bacon, relish and secret sauce, then topped with a bun and steamed for a soft gooey finish. Accompanied with extra crispy beef dripping fries in house seasoning or parmesan & truffle topping.
Succulent chicken pieces on top of traditional Scottish haggis with lime and coriander rice, Mexican beans, zesty guacamole and other traditional Mexican fillings, finished with a drizzle of homemade Scottish hot sauces for a Fiesta in your mouth!
Fatboys’s menu is influenced by Southern America which owner Joe fell in love with after numerous holidays to see his family in North Carolina and being given the chance to work with one of the best Pittmasters in America.
A delicious venison burger with hot-smoked mustard & cracked coriander pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, trailer pickles, Dijon mayo and crispy fried onions.
This great vendor offers Cajun style oyster mushrooms with green peppers, spring onions and smoked sticky & sweet glaze, served in a soft garlic butter sesame seed bun