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Food / August 12, 2021

Big Grill Festival postponed for the second year in a row

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Food / August 12, 2021

Big Grill Festival postponed for the second year in a row

Words: Emily Mullen

Organiser Andy Noonan announced the news with “great sadness”

With restrictions easing and the Summer making its exit, the possibility of festivals being held was becoming more and more like an eventuality. But with no firm roadmap for reopening, many festival organisers have been forced to cancel events once more.

The Big Grill Festival [BGF] normally held in Herbert Park, has been forced to cancel for the second year in a row. The food festival is one of the highlights in the food festival calendar, showcasing the talents of some of the world’s top barbecue experts.

Festival organiser Andy Noonan announced the news “great sadness” that he had hoped that restrictions would have been lifted in September, allowing events with a greater capacity than 200. “Unfortunately, this will no longer be possible under the current restrictions,” he wrote on Instagram.

Noonan expressed disappointment in the lack of clarity given to the events sector, writing “it has now been over 500 days since our sector closed and we still have no clear roadmap from The Government for outdoor or indoor events. It is another devastating blow to our team, sector and all of our loyal fans who have supported us since our first event in 2014.”

Noonan assured festival-goers that the BGF will be going ahead next year from 11th-14th of August and that all tickets will remain valid for the 2022 event.

“We would like to thank you for sticking with us again this year, we are truly devastated for a second summer to go by without The Big Grill. We will be back bigger and better in 2022 with some great new additions to the event. In the meantime we hope to be able to announce some smaller events, dinners & pop-ups between now and then very soon,” he added.

The BGF first kicked off in the summer of 2014 and has grown into Europe’s largest BBQ festival. The four-day event showcased some of the biggest names in barbecue from the US, London and Ireland, who did live demonstrations over fire and took part in discussions.

To keep up to date with The Big Grill Festivals’s 2022 announcements, follow them on Instagram.

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