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28th July 2017

Double the Deutsch – Oktoberfest is back

This year’s Oktoberfest Leeds, held 6-8th and 13-15th October, promises a huge double weekender of bier, food and entertainment.

Don that dirndl and leap into those lederhosen, as their new city centre location will house up to 12,000 bier fans over both weekends as South Bank Depot is revealed as the new venue. 2016’s inaugural event saw 6,000 people take on the Tetley, so this year offers double the capacity for revellers. Walking distance from Leeds’ train station, the new Globe Road location has recently been used for live theatre during Transform Arts Festival, to film mainstream TV dramas and is the new large scale indoor and outdoor space at the heart of the South Bank regeneration.

One of the largest bier festivals in the world, Oktoberfest is one of Germany’s largest traditional festivals. Celebrating all things Bavarian, this year’s Leeds version has acquired an exclusive and exciting collaboration with HofBräu.

HofBräu have a prestigious reputation as one of the last traditional Munich breweries still under Bavarian ownership. Founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria, the brewery is steeped in history. This is a UK exclusive for the brewery, and they will be bringing traditional wooden barrels and performing Ceremonial Tappings at each session – “O’zapft is” – known for being super-theatrical. 

Matt Long, Festival promoter said:
“We can’t wait to bring back Oktoberfest Leeds, this time over the first two weekends in October. The new site is perfect for our large-scale bier event. We have loads of surprises up our sleeves in regard to entertainment from the in-house Oompah band, to authentic Bavarian food and Wooden Barrell tapping ceremonies. We are excited and privileged about having a UK exclusive with HofBräu. They are an amazing traditional Bavarian brewery from Munich, so having them pouring is going to be special.”

Both weekends will be full of tasty authentic cuisine from the Bavarian area including award winning Bratwurst and the in-house Oompah band will be performing throughout both weekends.

Oktoberfest Leeds tickets are on sale now. Head over to where you can buy from our experiences, including standard, VIP tickets (VIP Entrance, entry into the raised VIP area, shared table, 1 free stein of HofBräu, Waiter and Waitress table service) or the VIP Package (Private table for up to 8 people within the raised VIP area close to the band, 8 free steins of HofBräu, Waiter and Waitress table service.)

Drinking Sessions:
5th – 8th October 2017
Friday: Evening Session – 4pm till 11pm – £10
Saturday: Day session 12pm -5pm £10 | Evening Session – 6pm till 11pm £10
Sunday: Day Session 2pm-8pm £6

12th – 15th October
Friday: Evening Session – 4pm till 11pm –  £10
Saturday: Day session 12pm -5pm £10 | Evening Session – 6pm till 11pm £10
Sunday: Day Session 2pm-8pm £6

South Bank Depot, Globe Road


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