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Uganda: Sheebah, Qwela Band To Headline Oktoberfest


Beer lovers and foodies are in for a treat as Oktoberfest, a beer and food festival celebrated globally returns for its fifth edition in Kampala next month. Slated for October 5, it will be held at the Uganda Museum gardens.

Originally held in Munich, Bavaria and Germany, Uganda’s version of the beer festival will entail celebrations of food, different cultures and merrymaking as city dwellers revel in the best of both worlds with organisers promising this to be another unforgettable festival.

The annual event boasts of a strong cultural union between two nations; Germany and Uganda confirming ample portions of each with the many exciting foods, beers, beer related games and activities lined up including entertainment headlined by Uganda’s favourite Queen Karma, Sheebah Karungi and the authentic Qwela band. There will also be a showcase from The Almost Famous DJs who will keep revelers entertained with the hottest music mixes.

“This festival will unite many of our consumers for the ultimate outdoors fun experience. We plan on making this event the most sought-after beer festival in East Africa for years to come, so brace yourselves for what we have in store for you this year,” said Kelvin Gumisiriza, Tusker Lite Brand Rep.

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Organisers of the event have revealed that the event will also feature a mix of friendly inter-cultural activities including fun costume competitions overseen by a team of judges headed by the Uganda German Cultural Society. There will also be traditional Oktoberfest games such as a beer straw challenge, tug-of-war, beer pong, arm wrestling, Stein (beer glass) hoisting challenge, eating challenge, and beer speed drinking among others.

There will be prizes awarded after the competitions with the biggest of them being a business class return air ticket from Brussels Airlines to any destination in Europe.

Tickets to the event are already on sale with advance/discount tickets going for only Shs15,000 supported by the Blue Weekends promotions by Stanbic Bank with Visa Card or Mastercard and will also available at the Junction Bar, Ntinda, The Gardens, Najeera and Uganda Museum.

For those paying cash, tickets will be sold at only Shs20,000. Gates open at noon.

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