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London meatfest Meatopia reveals its 2016 line-up

Updated 11/8/16 with more chefs

The ever-popular Meatopia is back at Tobacco Dock again this September, and the details of the line-up have been revealed (as well as an extra day added onto the meat festival).

If you're unfamiliar with the event, it's pretty much what it sounds like. Some of the best UK and international chefs each take a stall and serve up a unique (and obviously meaty) dish. It's not a place for vegetarians. There will be around 40 chefs taking part, from the UK and abroad, and the names we know so far are:

  • Francis Mallmann, who specialises in wood-fired food at Argentina's 1884 and is well known for Netflix's Chef’s Table
  • Yotam Ottolenghi and his head chef at Soho’s NOPI, Ramuel Scully
  • Michelin-starred Niklas Ekstedt from his eponymous restaurant Ekstedt in Stockholm 
  • Connie De Souza from Charcut in Calgary, ex-ballerina turned master butcher and restaurateur 
  • Sri Lankan food from Hoppers 
  • Eastern & North African dishes from Berber & Q's Josh Katz 
  • Richard H Turner (Hawksmoor)
  • Dan Doherty (Duck & Waffle)
  • Neil Rankin (Author & Chef of a to-be-announced upcoming restaurant)
  • Selin Kiazim (Oklava)
  • Tomos Parry (Kitty Fishers)
  • Tom Adams (Pitt Cue)
  • Brad McDonald (Shotgun)
  • James Knappett (Kitchen Table)
  • Shaun Searley (Quality Chop House)
  • Angie Marr (New York's Beatrice Inn) - known for her secret burger
  • Luke Holder (Lime Wood)
  • André Lima de Luca (BOS BBQ, São Paulo) legendary pitmaster

As usual, expect dishes at Meatopia that you won't see anywhere else. And on top of that, there will be the craft beer fest Craftopia, butchery lessons from Turner & George, demos and more. Plus DJ sets from Professor Green, Norman Jay and Jazzy B (Soul II Soul). So if you fancy a great meat-fuelled day, get booking now.

Meatopia 2016 is at Tobacco Dock on 2-4 September 2016 and tickets are now available here. For more, follow them on Twitter @meatopiauk

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