Oktoberfest: Leeds United boss Uwe can savour a very tasty home fixture

Uwe Rosler.
Uwe Rosler.
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Here’s some champion news for Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler – a social celebration with a real flavour of his native Germany is coming to the club’s Elland Road ground.

The Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road will be playing host next month to the Leeds Oktoberfest, it has been announced.

Running from Wednesday, November 4, to Sunday, November 8, it is promising to bring the best of German beer, food, music and hospitality to Yorkshire’s unofficial capital.

And organisers are confident revellers in Leeds will embrace an event that has previously gone down a treat in cities such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and even Copenhagen.


Leeds Oktoberfest’s Ida Maagaard told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We have been looking to expand and Leeds seemed to be a perfect choice because we heard people here like to party.

“We supply beer that is specially brewed and imported all the way from Bavaria, we supply great food, we supply a live band.

“There will even be a shop where people can buy or rent traditional outfits.

“All they need to do themselves is come along ready for an amazing time!”

Told that United’s head coach hails from Germany, Ida added: “He’s very welcome to attend, we’d love to see him there.”

Entrance to the 1,700-capacity event is free on the Wednesday. Admission costs £5 on the Thursday and Sunday or £10 on the Friday and Saturday.

Packages offering seat reservations, drinks, snacks and meals are also available.

For further information, visit the www.leeds-oktoberfest.co.uk website.

Festive market on its way back

Leeds city centre will be saying “guten tag” to a German market once again during the run-up to Christmas, it has been confirmed.

Taking place for the 14th year, the market will run in Millennium Square from November 13 to December 20.

The city council-backed extravaganza is promising a mixture of “old favourites and new features” for 2015.

For further information, e-mail events@leeds.gov.uk or ring 0113 395 0891.

The official switch-on of Leeds’s Christmas lights, meanwhile, will take place this year on November 12.