Oktoberfest at Tobacco Dock: CANCELLED
Time Out says
Four days, 100,000 pints, 50,000 sausages. Prost! Fresh from celebrating in Munich, German beer company Paulaner will be shipping over 600 barrels of frothy-headed traditional beer and a tent load of decorations to transform London's Tobacco Dock into an all-German Oktoberfest experience. The only thing that won't be German is the music; a Bavarian oompah band will be putting their twist on classic British pop and rock songs so happy drinkers can sing along to Queen and Oasis whilst sloppily cheers-ing everyone around them.
Sausage specialists Herman Ze German will be taking care of the food, offering the hungry crowds wurst, sauerkraut, schnitzel and potato salad. Waitresses serving the beers will be decked out in traditional laced up drindl dresses while the men rock lederhosen and knee-high socks.
Apart from eating, drinking, singing and more drinking there will be side-stalls and games including a beach towel toss, where players will compete to throw a German flag beach towel over 50ft to stake their claim to a sun-lounger. Standard entry is £10, with £60 buying you unlimited steins of Paulaner beer and a meal of your choice. Seating is first come first served but big parties can reserve a table for 10 for £600 or a VIP table next to the oompah band stage for £1000.
October fest events have been cancelled at the last minute. The organisers have announced that as a result of 'operational issues identified last night' the decision has been made to cancel all further Octoberfest sessions.