Oktoberfest London at Tobacco Docks was unexpectedly cancelled less than 30 mins before the Friday afternoon session was set to start due to ‘unforeseen circumstances' leaving punters furious. Tickets cost between £10 and £60 for a seat in the huge Beer tent brought in especially for the event from Munich.
The Tobacco Dock venue tweeted yesterday: "*Important* Due to operational issues identified last night the decision has been made to cancel all further @OktoberFestLDN sessions." The website has since been taken down with the following message posted on the holding page. Guests are advised to hold onto their tickets and to await further information regarding refunds.
Over 4000 turned up on the opening night leaving staff unable to cope. An Oktoberfest London guest told the Evening Standard that his friend “spent hours waiting in the queue with only two security guards on the door struggling with the volume of guests wanting to get in”. Inside the event, guests complained there was only one variety of beer which was served warm, the food was disgusting and the Oompah bands didn’t really have enough oomph! Guests were expecting live music but instead there were just a few guys with instruments.