Entertainment 

Entertainment 

With a live Oompah band, an outrageous drag artist as MC and thrilling funfair rides, we have something for everyone. Let the party begin! 
 
The entertainment will begin at 7.30pm at evening sessions and 1.30pm at afternoon sessions. 

The Bavarian Strollers 

 
New to Yorktoberfest this year, the internationally-acclaimed seven-piece live band, the Bavarian Strollers will perform thigh-slapping, foot-stomping oompah tunes as well as feel-good disco classics.  
 
They have travelled the world bringing their unique take on oompah music to anybody that will listen, and specialise in Bier Keller evenings, Oktoberfests, bars, parties and even offices. They have appeared on BBC One, Channel 4, E4, Sky, Radio 5 Live as well as programmes such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Alan Carr Chatty Man.  
 
The Bavarian Strollers are guaranteed to get you singing, clapping and dancing as they lead a series of Bavarian table dances (they’re VERY different from English table dances) and perform lots of German toasts or ‘Prosits’ (see right to learn the lyrics!).  
 
Dancing is encouraged at Yorktoberfest, as it has been for over 200 years of Oktoberfests - these guys are sure to keep you on your feet and bring you a truly interactive and memorable experience! 
 
Ein Prosit song lyrics (German) 
Ein Prosit, ein Prosit 
Der Gemütlichkeit 
Ein Prosit, ein Prosit 
Der Gemütlichkeit 
How to pronounce  
Ein Prosit 
Ayn Prawseet, Ayn Prawseet 
Dare Gae-meet-lich-kite 
Ayn Prawseet, Ayn Prawseet 
Dare Gae-meet-lich-kite 

Velma Celli 

Adding to the party and returning to the stage by popular demand will be last year’s star of the show, international drag artist Velma Celli.  
Velma mesmerised audiences with her powerhouse vocals and outrageous humour, receiving rave reviews across social media.  
 
Known as ‘the UK’s Queen of live vocal drag’, Velma has been charming audiences across the globe for the past 10 years, from Australia to New York, and from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to London’s Hippodrome.  
 
Velma takes the drag concept to whole new dizzy heights according to her alter-ego Ian Stroughair, a well-known name on the West End stage in his own right. 

"What a singer, what a performer!" Ant & Dec 

Vintage Funfair 

Funfairs are an integral part of German Oktoberfests and Yorktoberfest will have its very own traditional funfair rides in the form of Dodgems and a Twister, adding thrills and fun to the occasion. 
 
Race round the Brooklands track on our 1937 Dodgems. It might be a bumpy ride but you’ll have loads of laughs! 
 
Or you can twist and shout on the 1960s Twister. Best to eat AFTER this ride! 
 
Tokens for the funfair rides can be purchased at our box office or at the bar. 
Drink responsibly – Challenge 25 policy will be in operation. 
 
Contact: info@yorktoberfest.co.uk 
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