Yorkshire’s biggest Oktoberfest event returned to Leeds last weekend, with an epic Bavarian celebration of beer drinking and bratwurst. Following the sell-out success of the first weekend, organisers have added a second weekend and there are now a limited number of tickets remaining for this Friday (18th) and Saturday (19th).
Taking place at Temple Arches, a brand new blank canvas space in the city’s South Bank, the Bavarian big top tent is kitted out in Oktoberfest decor with a Lederhosen-clad Oompah band, Bavarian Strollers, on hand to provide the party with Oktoberfest classics and sing-along hits.
The multi-award winning Ayinger Brewery, situated just 25km outside the capital of Bavaria, Munich are in charge of supplying the steins for over 14,000 bier fans! Wine, Prosecco and soft drinks will also be readily available for those who love Bavaria but not beers.
Mirroring the famous German festival that originated in 1811 in Munich, Oktoberfest Leeds has more than doubled in size since its 2016 debut, which saw 6,000 people passing through the doors of The Tetley. Demand then forced it to relocate to the South Bank Depot on Globe Street.
Oktoberfest tickets are available from www.oktoberfestleeds.com:
Friday 18th October
Saturday 19th October
(Image courtesy of Andy Matheson Photography)