The Bavarian festival of beer drinking and bratwurst hits Leeds, as Yorkshire’s biggest Oktoberfest event returns for its fourth year, with an extra weekend and a secret new venue!
With most of the first weekend (10-12th October) already sold-out, organisers have just announced an extra weekend (18th-19th October) of biers, bratwursts and brezel to meet revellers demand. Over 14,000 bier fans will be flocking to the South Bank and raising their steins of first-rate German beers, with the official brewery partner, as well as the brand new, exciting location for 2019 set to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Mirroring the famous German festival which 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.
In true Oktoberfest style, a Lederhosen-clad Oompah band will be providing the party with Bavarian classics and sing-along hits. Wine, prosecco and soft drinks will also be readily available for those who love Bavaria but not beers.
Oktoberfest Leeds Team, said: “One of our favourite times of year, we can’t wait to host two epic Oktoberfest weekends for all our guests here in Leeds. We’re super-excited to reveal our new venue, which we will be transforming into the perfect backdrop for the biggest and best beer-drinking, bratwurst eating party in the North of England.”
Oktoberfest tickets are available from www.oktoberfestleeds.com:
Thursday 10th October
Friday 11th October
Saturday 12th October
Friday 18th October
Saturday 19th October