Blog: The Official Camden Oktoberfest Returns Bigger and Better for 2018
Following two sell out years, The Official Camden Oktoberfest returns bigger and better! The famous day and evening festival has now moved to Camden’s Electric Ballroom making this Oktoberfest Camden’s largest with 3,000 tickets available across two dates. The iconic music venue will be transformed into a fully decked-out, traditional Bavarian beerhall complete with long wooden tables and bunting fit for a decadent bohemian schloss. Waitresses and waiters will be dressed in Dirndl and Lederhosen being on hand to keep all steins filled to the brim throughout a day of indulgence and excess. The wursts will be cooked up by wurst kings Herman ze German, known London wide for proper German food and its pure love of sausage. Alongside giant beers and endless delicious sausages, attendees to Camden’s Official Oktoberfest can expect music from The Old Dirty Brasstards, a 10 piece drum and brass ensemble playing covers, classics and oompah favourites. All of the above is supported by an eclectic mix of DJs, dancing, hilarious challenges and competitions running from 2pm - 9pm across two separate event dates of Sat 13th and Sat 20th October. Full fancy dress encouraged with tickets starting at £8.
Oktoberfest is all about the liquid gold, Camden’s Oktoberfest will be no different. The highly regarded beers flying over from Germany are supplied by Spaten, Löwenbräu & Becks all served in the renowned glass stein to all. German bratwurst and pretzels will be on hand to soak up the social lubricant coming from some of the finest traders across London.
Herman ze German will provide its legendary sausage, bringing authentic German wurst to punters tables throughout the event. With Grilled Black Forest sausage, Currywurst and Brotzel (pretzel alternatives) available. Herman's signature dish is the currywurst - authentic chopped German wurst, topped with Herman’s very own warm Curry-Tomato-Sauce and served with paprika spiced fries. Anyone who tries it get’s hooked instantly. Celebrating 10 years of service this year and fresh from launching its fourth location in White City. This is something not to be missed.
Headline act, The Old Dirty Brasstards will play across both dates. The tweed-clad 10-piece brass and drum collective comprises of some of London's leading freelance musicians, playing an eclectic fusion of pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, funk and soul covers that never fail to get any dance floor jumping. Dancers will be on hand to provide some elegant entertainment with unique challenges and competitions filling moments between music while while Club De Fromage DJs bring all the best in classic pop from the last 6 decades!
The Electric Ballroom is an iconic music venue at the heart of Camden Town’s bustling community and has been a key part of it since its early days over 80 years ago, for two weekends Camden’s largest Oktoberfest will take over the event space running from 2pm - 9pm. Ticket holders are advised to arrive by 4pm.