The huge beer tents for Shropshire Oktoberfest are due to return to Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park on October 4 and 5. The award-winning Shropshire Festivals team have organised brewers from the region and beyond to serve up around 150 real ales. There will also be numerous bars serving up lager, cider and perry, plus a prosecco parlour, gin den, and wine bar, which can all be mopped up with a vast array of delicious street food.
Shropshire Festival’s founder, Beth Heath, comments, “We are very excited to be bringing back Shropshire Oktoberfest for a third year. We have been thrilled with the support for the event over the last two years, with people flocking to the Quarry for fun with friends, networking with a difference and group outings.
“We work hard to improve each of our events year on year. We are currently taking votes on whether we should include a silent disco – so let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page!”
The festival’s comedy club will be compered by the immensely likeable Chris Brooker. He will be joined by Stephen Carlin’s deadpan wit, Keith Carter’s character comedy, Vince Atta and his multi-track looper creating on-the-spot comic pieces, and Gordon Southern who headlines following huge success on the international comedy circuit.
The music line-up has just been revealed. Friday’s acts include Microbaby, Weekenders, The Paprika Blues Band and Custard Connection. The Friday headline act is The Follicles with their guitar and percussion duo providing lots of laughs along the way.
Saturday’s music line-up includes Reverie, The List, Asparagus and the Kilburn, Izzy and the hotheads, The Endings, Vorsprung Durch Oompah, Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels and Five O’clock Hero. Headlining the Saturday show are four-piece funk, pop and blues cover band, Bouncing Betty, with a varied setlist and infectious sounds promising to keep you singing and dancing all night long.
If the live music stage inspires the rock star within you, then head to Volvo Shrewsbury’s Carpool Karaoke tent.
It is expected that there will be a big demand for tickets to one of the best parties of the year. Purchase yours now from www.shropshireoktoberfest.co.uk. A VIP option is available.