EDINBURGH is to get a new festival entitled Meats & Beats, themed around meat-based street food and music from the past five decades, Running from October 20 to October 22, the event will transform the city-centre Assembly Roxy into a “carnivores’ paradise”, with plenty of sticky, juicy, BBQ’d street food while also serving up hits from the past 50 years.

Organiser Richard Servranckx said: "Meats & Beats is a mash-up of my two favourite things – great food and great music. The festival is as much about music as it is about the food – so be sure to bring your appetite and your dancing shoes."

Collaborations with The Pitt, Fox Hole BBQ House, The Mac Shack and Rib-Aye Steakhouse promise a mouth-watering line-up, with more vendors being revealed closer to the event. Every hour the bell rings and the musical decade changes, as DJs take festival-goers on a journey through pop classics of the 70s, 80s disco anthems, dance tunes of the 90s and pop hits of the noughties – right up to 2017.

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Pop-up bars from Stewart Brewing, The Cocktail Kitchen and Villeneuve Wines will serve craft beers, cocktails and wines.