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Get, set… Oktoberfest

International soca artiste Kevin Lyttle, Zaeden, and India’s very own Ananya Birla will be live in action at the ninth edition of Oktoberfest Goa, featuring participation of over 30 brewing companies, and which will be held from October 25 to 27, 5 p.m. onwards, at DB Ground, Panaji

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ

Following last year’s success, Oktoberfest Goa 2019 promises to get bigger and better. Rain or shine, the festival will go on and this year, the line-up of artistes at the festival is sure to keep revelers entertained and in an enjoyment mode.

International soca artiste Kevin Lyttle will be performing as the main headliner. Kevin Lyttle is best known for his sensational hit single in 2004 ‘Turn Me On’. He has now debuted the remix to his single ‘Close to You’ which has his signature island flavour infused with contemporary, tone-producing Afrobeats. He will be performing on October 27, the final day of the fest, alongside Zaeden who has been a sensation in the music
circuit.

Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and mental health advocate; the latest Indian sensation Ananya Birla will be in attendance this year too on the second day, October 26, singing some of her original tunes.

And the festival this year is a great mix of beers and entertainment. “There will be both craft and commercial beers available for the beer enthusiast to sample,” says Clarence Fernandes, one of the organisers, before adding that besides one Goan brewing company Susegado, the festival will have over 30 brewing companies participating at this year’s Oktoberfest.

This year’s Oktoberfest gets a notch higher with the first ever ‘Battle of the Brews’ where teams will get to compete to win the Oktoberfest Goa Championship Trophy and prizes. “The teams, backed by brewing companies, will have several activities and challenges, some that involve beer and some that don’t. On the last day the winning team gets to take home a cash prize of `20,000 along with several other goodies,” says Fernandes.

Organised by Bulls Eye Entertainment, the fest will also feature several food stalls that will provide a variety of mouth watering delights to suit everyone’s palette.

And while there is heavy rainfall predicted for the next five days-at Oktoberfest 2019 ‘the show must go on’. “We have made provisions for the rain. Rain or sun the fest will go on and we are sure that people will have a good time,” says Fernandes.

Entry is open to the public and what’s fascinating is that you get to see an international artiste perform without paying an entry fee. “I look forward to the crowds joining us for what is sure to be a great weekend,” says organiser, Munna
Raknuddin.

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