The popular festival spot will be home to a brand-new Oktoberfest event in the city centre from Thursday 19th until Saturday 28th October.
In partnership with Bavarian beer Erdinger, the 10-day event will offer discerning beer drinkers, beer lovers and hedonists alike, traditional steins of the full Erdinger range served up in true Oktoberfest style by welcoming hosts in Bavarian style lederhosen and dirndl dresses. Expect to enjoy Erdinger Hefe and Dunkel on draught alongside Erdinger Oktoberfest, Urweiss and Kristal bottled.
David McElherron, Managing Director at Noreast Beers, the NI agent for Erdinger said:
“Erdinger Weissbier has been brewed in the town of Erding in Bavaria for 130 years. Erdinger is enjoyed all over the world and what better way to enjoy this typical Bavarian speciality than at an authentic Bavarian-style Oktoberfest event in the heart of Belfast!
Erdinger has been successfully involved in the fantastic Dublin Oktoberfest and we can’t wait to bring this exciting event to the great city of Belfast. Dress up, sing out and practice the only German word you’ll need – PROST!”
A variety of Oktoberfest favourites are on the menu with hot glühwein, snitzels, fresh-baked pretzels and German Bratwursts from an authentic swing grill – all adding to the unique Oktoberfest experience.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without the five-piece Bavarian Oompah house band ‘Zwei Bier!’. Set to make punters feel like they’re in the middle of a Munich beer hall, they will pump out ‘oompahfied’ favourites on the brass and accordion. This runs alongside a full schedule of entertainment including local talent Discobeard, Rab McCullough and more to be announced.
Angela Vaupel-Schwittay, Honorary Consul for Germany in Northern Ireland said:
"I am very excited to see this old German tradition coming to Belfast. Whether you like Bavarian beer and Bratwurst or not, surely everyone enjoys a little bit of Oompah and Lederhosen for the craic? The Oktoberfest will be a great addition to the city events calendar and might even become a local tradition too!”
For those who prefer a long drink or want to change it up from the steins, both Jägermeister & Jawbox Gin will host a pop up bar offering their favourites serves too. Wine & cider will also be available. Be the envy of the crowd with Belfast Oktoberfest premium packages, available from £40, guaranteeing prime seats by the bar and stage with table service and tailored food and drink options. Ideal for the next group outing!
Entry to Oktoberfest at Custom House Square is free throughout the week and £3 on Fridays and Saturdays and during special events from 6pm.
For full details on the entertainment schedule, food and drink range, and to book table packages, visit www.belfastoktoberfest.com