Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival 2022 Line-up

2022 Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival takes place 15-17 July.
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It's a month out from the return of the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival (ABBF), which is back irl for the first time since 2019.

The only festival in Adelaide to induce Homer Simpson-style drooling at the mouth, and the only festival where your excessive salivation will be completely understood and acceptable, ABBF (15-17 July) is a three-day gathering of the finest purveyors of BBQ and beer in South Australia (as well as a stack of interstate guests).

While you're feeding your gut and quenching your thirst, the live music on offer will have you burning off those excessive calories in no time.

The band line-up is headlined by Skegss and The Smith Street Band as well as appearances from Bodyjar, Private Function, 28 Days, Wagons, Jess Locke, Scabz, Wing Defence, Hubris, Los Palms, Molly Rocket and Mums Favourite.

In between the bands will be plenty of dance-floor action with a host of DJs spinning the tunes including DJ Mermaid (aka Lady Gaga's favourite DJ) plus Driller, The Continental, Feris Mular, Just Like Whatever collective, Pigs In A Blanket feat. Penfold, Cloak & Dagga and Nixon, Sh.t Disco, and a special DJ set by local punk rockers Young Offenders.

While the music will keep you energised, you'll need plenty of fuel to keep your legs dancing.

Luckily you'll have some of Australia's best BBQ chefs firing up a storm including cult burger joint Huxtaburger, local legends Sneaky Pickle collab with pitmaster Mike Patrick's Fancy Hanks, and the world debut of Sarah Turner and Alana Brabin's Big Bad Wolf.

If that isn't enough meat juice for ya, big flavour exports Hoy Pinoy bring their Filipino grills to Adelaide, while RGs are the stalwarts of the low and slow BBQ.

For the vegans in your herd, Two-Bit Villains will make a very rare and special festival appearance.

"It's a massive cliché but there really is something for everyone at ABBF. There are so many genres of music, market stalls, and the return of the BBQ comp, so we can't wait to get into it," ABBF Co-Director Aaron Sandow says.

When it comes time to wash down your crispy chicken strips and tender bbq ribs, the assortment of brewers on-hand is next level.

The great folks at Gilbert Street Hotel are bringing their much-loved international container to the festival featuring an extraordinary amount of international beer brands you would struggle to find anywhere else.

Pirate Life always goes large at ABBF and this year's Pirate Life Rec Centre is huge. Think a skateboarding ramp with pro skaters, big screen TV to watch the football, pinball machines, and a truck pouring brewery-fresh beer, does it get any better?

Not to be outdone Big Shed's House Of Fun will feature an onsite microbrewery, DJs, and special one-off collabs. As always Sh.t Can Tavern will be there with all your tinnie desires.

Then there's Balter out of Queensland, Boatrocker Brewers from Victoria, and locals Shifty Lizard Brewing Co and South Coast, and a whole stack more.

"The beers we have on offer at the fest are top tier for anywhere around the world but we know not everyone's a beer drinker and the other beverages announced today show the quality of our beverage industry here in SA and Australia and we can't wait to get around it," Aaron says.

"The activations from the likes of Pirate Life and Big Shed Brewing are going to be a heck of a time; we couldn't be more pumped.”

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival takes place at Adelaide Showground 15-17 July. Tickets are on sale.

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival Music Line-up

The Smith Street Band
Private Function
28 Days
Jess Locke
Wing Defence
Los Palms
Molly Rocket
Mums Favourite
Ricky Albeck
Drew Akin
Billy Bob's BBQ Jam
DJ Mermaid
The Continental
Feris Mular
Just Like Whatever collective
Pigs In A Blanket feat. Penfold
Cloak & Dagga and Nixon
Sh.t Disco
Young Offenders (DJ set)

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival Brewers Line-up

101 Brewery
Akasha Brewing Company
Balter Brewing Company
Banks Brewing Co
Beer Garden Brewing
Bentspoke Brewing Co
Better Beer
Big Shed Brewing Co
Blackwood Brewhouse & Distillery
Boatrocker Brewery
Bond Store Wallaroo
Bowden Brewing
Bridge Road Brewers
Coopers Brewery
Dasher + Fisher
Dainton Beer
Deeds Brewing
Dollar Bill Brewing
Fixation Brewing Company
Fox Hat Brewing
Fox Friendly Craft Brewery
Gage Roads Brew Co
The Gilbert Street Hotel International Container
Heaps Normal
Hop Nation Brewing Co
Kick Back Brewing Company
Killer Sprocket
Lady Burra Brewhouse
Left Barrel Brewing
Little Bang Brewing Co
Lobo Cider & Spirits
Loophole Brewing Co
Matso's Beer
Mephisto Brewing Co
The Mill Brewery
Ministry Of Beer
Mismatch Brewing Company
Molly Rose Brewing
Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Mountain Culture Beer Co
Mountain Goat Beer
Never Never Distilling Co
Noodledoof Brewing Co
Nowhereman Brewing Co
Otherside Brewing Co
Philter Brewing
Pikes Beer Company
Pirate Life Brewing
Prancing Pony Brewery
Range Brewing
Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards 2022
Shapeshifter Brewing Co
The Side Project
Silver Bark Brewery
Sixtwelve Brewing
Shifty Lizard Brewing Co
Soul Bird Distilling
South Coast Brewing Co
South St Seltzer
The Suburban Brew
Swell Brewing Co
Tin Shed Wines
Uraidla Brewery
Vale Brewing
Watsacowie Brewing Co
Western Ridge Brewing Collective
Wild Life Brewing Co
Young Henrys

Pure Wine Co. Wine Village
Chope Chop
Fox Creek Wines
Kaesler Wines
Longview Vineyard
Mitchell Wines
Saint + Scholar

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival BBQ Line-up

Beatbox Kitchen
Big Bad Wolf
Big Shed Kitchen
Bread + Bone
Cheekies Hot Chicken
El Gringos Vegan Street Food
Hoy Pinoy
No Bread Required BBQ
Sneaky Pickle x Fancy Hanks
So Urban BBQ
Taco Cartel
Two-Bit Villains
Vili's Family Bakery

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