The Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival Is Back For 2024!

Written by Clodagh Mangan on 11th April, 2024
The Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival Is Back For 2024!

ALE WE NEED IS LOVE - Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival (ABBF) is set to quench your thirst this winter! Gear up for an action-packed weekend from July 12-14 2024, filled with incredible live music, the largest lineup of barbecue ever assembled at the festival, and a huge curated selection of beers (and "not-beers") from near and far.

Headlining the lineup for the fest are some of the biggest legends in Australian music. The Australian Rock Collective (ARC) - featuring members of Powderfinger, Spiderbait, You Am I and Jet - will rock the main stage on Friday, delivering an electrifying performance that showcases the absolute best of Aussie rock. On Saturday, Bad // Dreems & Friends (a very special one off collaboration performance) will belt out The Great South Australian Songbook which pays homage to the state's rich musical heritage. And for the kids young and old, the iconic Peter Combe will be performing alongside his Newspaper Mama Band at the family and dog-friendly session on Sunday.

Other must-see emerging musical acts across the weekend include WA's outrageous Southern River Band, soon-to-be superstars Floodlights (VIC), Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band (NSW) playing, yes, every track you know and love from the iconic playstation game, self styled metal occultists The Neptune Power Federation, WA folk country revivalists The Bures Band, "Australia's best punk rock band" C.O.F.F.I.N., and bush balladeer Watty Thompson & His Total Fire Band - with a stack more South Aussie talent yet to be announced across FOUR live music stages!

This winter, immerse yourself in a beer lover's paradise with over 1000 beers (and "not-beers") on offer, sourced from breweries near and far. Stay tuned as the 60-brewer lineup will be announced on April 23! The 2024 BBQ line-up at ABBF is the biggest the fest has ever put together and a rival to any food festival in the country! The first round of announcements includes US low'n'slow by Carolina Smoke and Brisket & Brawn (NSW) and the SA debut of the 'Pig Ferris Wheel' that'll be hauled down from QLD by Flamin' Grillas. Se or BBQ (Argentina, by way of Melbourne) and Victoria's smashed burger sensations Goldieburger will also be making their SA debut. ABBF is also very excited to welcome the iconic Californian (by way of Redfern NSW) anti-heroes Mr Charlie's. The plant-based icons boast a menu full of nostalgia and are busting perceptions about plant based food. ABBF will be putting Mr Charlie's front and centre for the 'Pepsi-challenge' to question what people know about tastes and thinking. Returning in 2024 is ABBF BBQ Ambassador Alana Brabin. Alana has put together a diverse lineup of chef's to contribute to the 'World's On Fire' activation, including Warndu (First Nations), The Levant Project (Jordan/Palestine), The Thai Guy (Thailand) and El Costanco (Sth America). Plus, introducing the Polyphagia Feast by Alana Brabin & Sarah Turner. The full BBQ lineup will be revealed in May.

Anyone that's been to an ABBF before would know that in addition to the stellar beer, BBQ and live music lineup on offer, the event offers a plethora of activities to keep you entertained all weekend long. Experience live BMX and skating demos, take in the mayhem of Riot City Wrestling, engage in masterclass panel discussions with brewers and chefs, test your skills in a pie eating contest, try your hand at axe throwing, and get inked at the tattoo parlour. Browse through market stalls, dance the night away at the silent disco, and participate in the infamous Beer Bod Wet T-Shirt Competition.

Single Day, Whole Hog Weekend Pass and some new combination ticket types are on sale now, starting at only $26.20 for single-day tickets!

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival 2024

Fri 12 July - Sun 14 July 2024

Adelaide Showground, SA