We love a good shindig here at House of Coco and if, like us, you’ve got the urge to don your lederhosen or dirndl and dance the night away to an Oompah band, whilst drinking fine Bavarian bier in the centre of Leeds, then you’re in luck!
Yes, you heard that right – Oktoberfest is heading to the city centre for four days of Bavarian food, bier and music from Thursday 6th October to Sunday 9th for the very first time – and there’s an invitation with your name written all over it.
Germany’s largest festival tradition will be making its way to Yorkshire, welcoming thousands of revellers to experience a taste of authentic Bavaria for one weekend this October.
The festival will be held on the grounds of the historic Tetley site, also known as The Tetley; a stunning, iconic Leeds venue that is steeped in just as much beer drenched history as Oktoberfest itself.
Oktoberfest Leeds will take place in a spectacular 2,000 capacity German big top tent, which will be transformed into a traditional Oktoberfest arena – hosting various bars and traditional food stalls, and a stage to accommodate the festival’s in house band for the weekend!
Matt Long, Event Organiser of Oktoberfest Leeds said, “Although the city already has lots of existing Oktoberfest celebrations we felt that Leeds was missing a large scale version of the event to really give people a full, authentic Oktoberfest experience. The Tetley site also provides us with a perfect spot to host it, given its long brewery history and with it being in the heart of the city centre.
We’re very excited to be celebrating a real taste of traditional German food, drink and music this October and we’re already looking forward to seeing 2,000 people in our big top tent having a great time”
No Oktoberfest would be complete without a range of traditional German beer to quench your thirst.
Oktoberfest Leeds have partnered with Erdinger to bring you one of Germany’s most popular brands to Leeds, alongside a haus beir. Both of which will be served in exclusively-branded Oktoberfest Leeds steins (a perfect keepsake to take home!) And if beer’s not your thing, a range of German wine as well as soft drinks will also be on offer.
Traditional authentic German cuisine will be served up all weekend long, including firm Bavarian favourites such Bratwurst, Brezel, Schnitzel and Hendl and some tasty vegetarian options too.
So, how can you get involved in the action?
Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event start at just £10, with each session capable of holding up to 2,000 people.
Head over to www.oktoberfestleeds.com from Wednesday 27th July where you will be able purchase tickets for your chosen date. As well as standard entry for several sessions throughout the weekend, there will also be group, VIP and hospitality packages on offer, which include some added food and drink extras.
Follow the party
Follow Oktoberfest Leeds 2016 on Twitter @oktoberfestlds, Instagram at @oktoberfestleeds and on Facebook to get the lowdown on the latest news. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for group bookings, corporate and general enquiries.