About Time: You Attended Meatopia 2018By Alicia Grimshaw
Meat! Fire! Booze! Meatopia is taking over London’s Tobacco Dock for three whole days (31st August – 2nd September) of barbecue greatness. Expect 72 unique dishes, 56 chefs from around the world, 16 brewers, 132 grills using 3 tonnes of sustainable charcoal and 5 tonnes of sustainable wood – and there’s still time to snag tickets.
Meatopia 2018: The Food Line-Up
This year’s curated menu and line-up features some of the most ground-breaking and exciting chefs from across the globe. Critically acclaimed chefs making their Meatopia debut include Jeremy Chan of Ikoyi, Neil Campbell of ROVI, Sam Bryant of Coal Rooms, Jackson Boxer & Andrew Clarke of St Leonards and Aaron Webster & Remi Williams of Smoke & Salt. Guiding these new faces through the thick, delicious smoke will be Meatopia veterans Yotam Ottolenghi, Nud Dudhia of Breddos Tacos, David Carter of Smokestak and Meatopia UK Founder Richard H Turner, all showcasing unique dishes never seen on their respective restaurant menus.
2018’s festival will also see a welcomed invasion of flavour from Lennox Hastie of critically acclaimed Firedoor in Sydney, Athanasios “Tommy” Kargatzidis of Baron in Beirut, Joris Bijdendijk from Amsterdam’s famous Rijks, Aleksey Burov of Smoke BBQ in St Petersburg, Holy Smoke’s Johan Fritzell from Sweden and a very special cross-country collaboration from Uri Navon from Machneyuda in Jerusalem and Dan Yosha from Balagan in Paris.
Meatopia 2018: The Drink Line-Up
Meatopia and award winning beer writer Melissa Cole have also announced the breweries taking part in this year’s ‘Craftopia’, including a raft of world renowned and exciting up-and-coming breweries bound to keep even the most knowledgeable hop-head happy. With the likes of Four Pure, Beavertown and Lagunitas setting-up shop alongside Craftopia debutants Mondo, Two Tribes and Big Hug.
A weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music, Meatopia UK has become renowned for its mouth-watering music line-ups and this year is no exception. This year Meatopia is serving-up a raucous and eclectic horde of live acts to satisfy those craving some beats with their meats. Setting the festival alight in 2018 are moustachioed mavericks The Cuban Brothers, Chicago’s acid house extraordinaire DJ Pierre and Loose Joints, the latest incarnation of Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay.
Meatopia 2018: The Details
The Late Shift – Friday 31st August 2018 – 5 to 11pm – £22.50
Festival Day – Saturday 1st September 2018 –12pm to 10pm – SOLD OUT
Carnival Day – Sunday 2nd September 2018 – 12pm to 7pm – £30.00
Where: Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF
Tickets: Available here