Starting as a one off ‘30th Birthday’ party at Windsor Tennis Club, Beat BBQ has been organising summer parties at various venues across Belfast for the past 6 years.
After short stints at the Tennis Club and Menagerie, it subsequently became a bit of a nomad party with venues such as the Parlour, Hudson, Aether + Echo and Treehouse all hosting the BBQ gigs.
An unconventional club night, the setup is a multi-room / multi-dj affair running from the daytime into night…with some of the parties going on for well over 12hrs. The music policy varies between anything from disco-house-techno-80’s and everything in-between.
With the larger setup in terms of club space and time than most other club nights, we’ve been able to give young and untested local talent in the city a platform who might otherwise have found it difficult to break into existing club residencies in the city.
As well as all the local talent over the 5 years, a host legendary guests have graced the BBQ such as Lil' Louis, Ben UFO, Blawan, Rolando, Pepe Bradock, Andres, Funkineven, Egyptian Lover, Roy Davis Jr to name a few.
Each year has got bigger and better so no doubt we’ll be here to make Bank Holidays a sorry messy state for another while yet!