Star - studded line -up at Taj Samudra



October is very much a festive month, with two much-looked-forward-to events – Oktoberfest and, of course, Halloween night.

Both are celebrated, in this part of the world, with Oktoberfest getting the top nod.

This year, in addition to the usual activities, associated with Oktoberfest, music is going to play a mighty big part in the celebrations at the Taj Samudra Hotel.

This mega German festival, at the Taj, will showcase Edelwise, one of the premier Oktoberfest bands from Munich, Germany, along with beautiful German hostesses, to dance, entertain and light up the festivities.

Aurena Agathe Fohler, who manages the band Edelwise, says it’s going to be a fun-filled night of activities.

The six-day event will also have a star-studded lineup of local entertainment, in the form of Infinity (Oct. 22 and 27), Magicbox Mixup (Oct. 23), Daddy (Oct. 24), Unscripted (Oct. 25) and Backline (Oct. 26). Also billed to appear are Chitral Somapala (all six days), Umara Sinhawansa (Oct. 25 and 26) and Pradhee Sandeepana (all six days).

Furthermore, for the very first time, in Sri Lanka, those at the Taj, for Oktoberfest, will be transported to Jamaica, by Sri Lanka’s Bob Marley - Reggae Rohantha - when he takes the stage, on all six days, along with the Wailer Sisters.

In addition to the star-class entertainment, there will be an array of traditional German games, and the winners will walk away with exciting prizes!

Oktoberfest is the single biggest international festival, celebrated in Sri Lanka.

During the months of October and November, several hotels and restaurants dish out German food, to celebrate Oktoberfest, and to offer their guest a taste of Germany.

This year, the official Oktoberfest, at the Taj Samudra, will be graced by the Ambassador for Germany in Sri Lanka, Jörn Rohde, and the celebrations will commence with the traditional German parade, coupled with the tapping of a keg.

The six-day long celebration will run from the 22nd to the 27th of October and will take place daily, from 5.30pm to 12 midnight, at the Taj Samudra South Lawn.

Tickets can be purchased from the events desk. at Taj Samudra Colombo, or online at

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