Oktoberfest Leeds 2017 is growing and will take place across two weekends this coming autumn.

The organiser of the traditional beer festival has revealed a new location for the annual celebration too; South Bank Depot, Leeds.

The event will take place on October 6-8 and 13-15 and will house up to 12,000 beers fans over both weekends.

The inaugural event in 2016 saw 6,000 people visit the Tetley. The new location allows the event to grow and more people to enjoy German beer, food and entertainment.

One of the largest beer festivals in the world, Oktoberfest is one of Germany’s largest traditional festivals. Celebrating all things Bavarian, Oktoberfest Leeds is entering into an exclusive and exciting collaboration with HofBräu.

HofBräu, one of the last traditional Munich breweries still under Bavarian ownership, will be bringing traditional wooden barrels and performing Ceremonial Tappings at each session.

Festival promoter, Matt Long said: “We can’t wait to bring back Oktoberfest Leeds, this time over the first two weekends in October. The new site is perfect for our large-scale beer event. We have loads of surprises up our sleeves in regard to entertainment from the in-house Oompah band, to authentic Bavarian food and Wooden Barrell tapping ceremonies. We are excited and privileged about having a UK exclusive with HofBräu. They are an amazing traditional Bavarian brewery from Munich, so having them pouring is going to be special.”