Oktoberfest goes to Cape Town

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The fest will include the popular world-class Oktoberfest band – the Kirchdorfer – straight from the original Oktoberfest in Münich, where they’ve been performing in the Hacker-Festzelt, every year since 1994. They bring the true Oktoberfest spirit to all corners of the globe. In support of local talent the well-known and highly talented Wikaphonikern will feature making sure that everyone stays entertained with excellent live music offering.

Traditional Bavarian games such as the ever-popular mechanical bull-riding, archery, log-sawing and beer-lifting for the ladies also promises to bring exciting entertainment to the participants. In addition, the Windhoek Oktoberfest’s very own beer queen will be crowned to represent the Oktoberfest during the year to come. Ladies interested in the beer queen competition can apply online and stand a chance to win a trip to Cape Town and become an ambassador for sophisticated beer culture.

Like every year for the past five years, the event will be held at the SKW sports club in large beer tents, with long tables and benches. All local Namibia Breweries’ beers will be available, as well as an Oktoberfest “Festbier” brewed specially for the event. Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL)’s own Camelthorn Weissbier and the Erdinger Weissbier will also be available at the fest. The Windhoek Oktoberfest celebrates authentic German traditions fuelled by Namibian passion and quality local beers. Round off your Windhoek Oktoberfest experience with traditional Bavarian costumes – the ‘Dirndl’ for the ladies and the ‘Lederhosen’ for the gents. In aim of bringing the purity, premium experience to the consumers in South Africa, NBL has decided to include its SA clientele in the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. As a result, for the first time in the history of the Oktoberfest, Cape Town will join the globe in celebrating the popular Oktoberfest at the Hillcrest Quary, Durbanville in Cape Town from 23 to 24 October 2015.

“Passion shown by the Bavarians toward the annual Oktoberfest is an immense contributor to the success this event has grown to become. Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – share the same passion for our products, and for Namibia and its people,” says Wurm. NBL has been drawn into this global annual activity and committed to joining in with the rest of the world in the celebration of the Oktoberfest. The successful partnership over the years, since the inception of the Windhoek Oktoberfest between the SKW and NBL continues to grow from strength to strength to bring you yet another great event.”

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