Oktoberfest Leeds, taking place 6–8, and 13–15 October, will cater for up to 12,000 bier fans over the two weekends as South Bank Depot is revealed as the event’s new venue.

Oktoberfest is one of Germany’s largest traditional festivals, originally held in Munich, but now the event is established in cities all over Europe. This year’s version in Leeds has acquired an exclusive and exciting collaboration with HofBräu, one of the last traditional Munich breweries. This is a UK exclusive for the brewery, and they will be bringing traditional wooden barrels and performing Ceremonial Tappings at each session.

“We can’t wait to bring back Oktoberfest Leeds, this time over the first two weekends in October,” said Matt Long, festival promoter. “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.

Both weekends in October will allow guests to taste authentic cuisine from the Bavarian area, including award winning Bratwurst and the in-house Oompah band will be performing throughout the festival.

“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,” added Long.