THE ORIGINAL OKTOBERFEST
The Oktoberfest (German pronunciation: [ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst]; Bavarian: Wiesn, Oktobafest) is the world's largest Volksfest, featuring a beer festival and a travelling carnival. It is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid- or late-September to around the first Sunday in October, with more than six million international and national visitors attending the event. Locally, it is called d’Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresienwiese. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.
HISTORY OF THE OKTOBERFEST
Kronprinz Ludwig (1786–1868), later King Ludwig I (reign: 1825–1848), married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the royal event. The fields were named Theresienwiese ("Theresa's Meadow") in honour of the Crown Princess, and have kept that name ever since, although the locals have abbreviated the name simply to Wiesn, Horse races, in the tradition of the 15th-century Scharlachrennen (Scarlet Race at Karlstor), were held on 18 October to honor the newlyweds. It is widely believed that Andreas Michael Dall'Armi, a major in the National Guard, proposed the idea. However, the origins of the horse races, and Oktoberfest itself, may have stemmed from proposals offered by Franz Baumgartner, a coachman and sergeant in the National Guard. The precise origins of the festival and horse races remain a matter of controversy. However, the decision to repeat the horse races, spectacle, and celebrations in 1811 launched what is now the annual Oktoberfest tradition.
HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND is THE original authentic bavarian band straight from the heart of Bavaria The band delivers traditional Bavarian oompah music – authentic Oktoberfest- and international party- hits in original bavarian outfit…Lederhos’n and Dirndl … Bavarian Alpbells “Glockenspiel” … funny Bavarian games such as “Masskrugstemmen” (beer stein hoisting competition), Polonaise (german train), “Masskrugsaufen” (beer stein drinking competition), “Ententanz” (the chickendance), “Fliagaliad” (aeroplane song), “Bobfahrer” (bob sled) … and much much more…
HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND is the
REAL BAVARIAN DEAL who wants to party with their guests, friends and fans AROUND THE WORLD. Like “BAVARIAN AMBASSADORS” they bring a big piece of Oktoberfest feeling
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HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND is a Bavaria based Party Band are composed of five accomplished musicians who together have successfully worked their way into the hearts of music lovers throughout Bavaria / Germany for almost the past 30 years.
The band are constantly called upon to whip up a tasteful entertainment gourmet for corporate events, beer festivals, Oktoberfest and private parties. Their shows are always a highly charged event, complete with excellent music, some comedy skits and costumes on the side just to make things a little bit more fun.
Their music is a wonderful mix of the lively and the pensive. They can dish out mean classic po/rock tunes, current hits, modern melodies, and a lot of dance-inducing party music. They can also settle things down and play soulful and heart-warming hits. So whether the event calls for a “dance-til-u-drop” party or a “trip-down-memory-lane” slow jam, Bavarian Party Band is certainly up to the occasion.
In contrast to many other German or immigrant bands, the HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND represents the songs and the feeling, combined with tradition, original costume outfits from their homeland and authentic performances, as is actually the case and is played at beer festivals in Bavaria today. HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND is not just a music band, it sees itself and acts as a “Bavarian Ambassador”.
In contrast to many other German or immigrant bands, the
HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND represents the songs and the feeling, combined with tradition, original costume outfits from their homeland and authentic performances, as is actually the case and is
played at beer festivals in Bavaria today. HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND is not just a music band, it sees itself and acts as a “BAVARIAN AMBASSADOR”. HAPPY HOUR OKTOBERFESTBAND is
THE REAL BAVARIAN DEAL – straight from the heart of Bavaria / Germany!
It doesn’t matter WHERE in the world and in which location you are. It is important WHO you surround yourself with! If, like us, you are lucky enough to inspire your audience with great music and a great atmosphere, and the spark jumps, then you have the greatest fun and appreciation that you can ever imagine! It’s a give and take. Then the name of the program is “HAPPY HOUR” and we don’t limit this to just one hour! We feel happy anywhere in the world where our fans and friends want to party with us!