Returning to St Ives for a 2nd year is our Bavarian themed Oktoberfest weekend. St Ives Holiday Village 6th -9th October 2017
If you're looking for a fun filled weekend with plenty of belly laughs then this is the weekend for you.
St Ives Holiday Village 6th -9th October 2017
Friday 6th October
The Mangled Wurzels
Back by popular demand, The Mangledwurzels are a three-piece Scrumpy & Western band based in Somerset. Formed in 2005, the band has established themselves across the West Country with their highly entertaining live performances blending classic Wurzels songs with self-penned original compositions and pop standards 'Mangled' in true Wurzels tradition.
With a deal signed with independent record label Loose Records (who had the real Wurzels on their books in the 1990s), The Mangledwurzels have released two albums containing their brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled, Scrumpy & Western songs reeking with rustic charm. You're guaranteed a fun packed evening of entertainment.
Sat 7th October
Oompah Brass were created 10 years ago and are now the most famous and respected Oompah band in Europe. They are an extraordinarily talented classically trained brass quintet who met at the Royal College of Music. They started out in the german-themed clubs and pubs of London playing bavarian oompah music, as a way of paying off their student loans but they soon began to find playing traditional waltzes and polkas rather dull, so they decided to arrange and play classic pop, soul, heavy metal and rock songs with an oompah beat and a bavarian swing, thereby creating the first-ever Oom-pop!
They now regularly support comedians live on-stage when they are touring - for example, they recently played for Al Murray, Frank Skinner and Ross Noble during their respective London shows. They also perform in Concerts, Awards Ceremonies and Festivals all over the world.
In 2012 they won the prestigious Haizetara International Brass Band Festival in Spain, beating bands from all over the world and receiving the accolade of "Best Band in the Festival" and a prize of 10,000 euros - their french horn player, Sam Pearce, was also voted "Best Musician in the Festival".
They have performed on Radios 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. Also on BBC TV, ITV, Sky and Channel Four. "The Legends In Lederhosen - they rock - so good" Chris Evans, Radio 2 (for whom they have performed twice on Radio Two, including his last ever Drivetime live from the O2).