Tickets selling fast for Portsmouth Oktoberfest

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TICKETS are now on sale for Portsmouth’s Oktoberfest – and demand for places has already been high.

The Bavarian-inspired spectacle officially makes its return to Guildhall Square from October 6 to 7, with a day session on the Friday and two on the Saturday.

Excitement around the occasion is building as VIP tables for the Saturday evening session have already sold out.

A limited number of tables for Friday and Saturday still remain, while plenty of general standing-only admission tickets are still available.

A whopping 25,000 steins of beer – equivalent to about two pints each – were poured in 2016 And bosses hope to smash that figure as they prepare to stage the ‘global’ spectacle.

Bavarian beer and entertainment will be in store, so everyone can have a singalong while wearing fancy dress.

There will be a selection of vendors offering a variety of hot and cold traditional German food.

Behind the bar you will find bier galore.

But for those who feel like slamming down their stein at the thought of another bier; the bar will be fully stocked with a selection of other drinks.

Organisers want to mix things up this year and have a greater variety of music and drinks for everyone, to pull in even bigger crowds.

The festival made its debut in Portsmouth in October in Europe’s largest single beer tent, covering Guildhall Square.

As previously reported, the celebration could be staggered over multiple weekends in future if there’s enough demand. For tickets, go to