MeatUp Festival 2018


Come to MeatUp, fools. It'll be well good.

The menu


Midday onward on the 7th July, 2018.



How much?

A wallet-scorching £20 each this year.


Nice one. Throw the cash and turn up.


Why are we paying?
Some people find it difficult to bring food, especially if they are on a train (or a plane). Also, we can get much better meat if we buy it in large amounts.

£20 is quite a lot, isn't it?
We charged £15 last year and made a loss in excess of £200, so we've had to put the price up a bit. That said, I don't want anyone not to come because they don't have the cash to spare. Get in touch and we'll work something out.

I know we're paying, but can I bring food as well?
Of course. If you've got a kick-ass chicken recipe you want to cook or something, that's totally cool.

Do I still have to bring my own drinks?

Can I have a go at being a chef, or at least cook what I brought?
Christ yes, the Yes, Chef!s would love a chance to sit and have a beer. Just approach the closest one and offer to take over. Call them back when you are bored.

Is there space to park my car?

What else can I bring?
Outdoor seating, a camera, and a bag or two of ice cubes will never go amiss. Bring bedding if you want floor space, too.

Shouldn't we cook the food before it is put on a barbecue?
Man the fuck up.

I might not be able to turn up, but I'd like to. How much notice do you need?
None, really. Just turn up, say hi, and hand me some cash.

Can I bring my kid?
Everyone is welcome, but you need to think about putting your child in front of a large number of very drunk people. You might also want to bear in mind that one of the guests is a social worker who specialises in child protection. If you could chip in an extra £5 for the kid (assuming it'll be eating the food, of course) that would be appreciated.

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, if it's going to behave, and play nicely with other dogs. Bring a poop scoop!

Will my tent fit in your garden?

Will there be somewhere cold to put my beer?

I'm not sure about meeting people from the Internet...
Neither was I, once. I did, though, and I don't regret it. We're generally excellent people, and, just like you, fairly normal. We just own more games consoles is all =]

There are some people going that I don't get on with online.
There are probably people coming that I don't get on with online. Everything is different in real life. Promise. Also, see the answer above.

What's the closest airport?
Luton. It's easy to get a train from Luton to Bedford, too.

Fancy a drink?
Certainly, but don't feel for a second that it's compulsory. Your hosts enjoy Sambuca and Red Stripe.