There is a time and a place for everything in life, the time to listen to German Volksmusik is best limited to the time spent at the Oktoberfest. But if you can spare five minutes to prepare for the kind of music that awaits you at one of the major tents at the “Wiesn”, as locals call the traditional beer festival at the Bavarian capital, below is a video of the recently put together All-Star Oktoberfest Bands Band with their Oktoberfest hit for the 183rd instalment of the festival which is set to take place from September 17 to October 3.
This is the first time house bands and musicians of the various tents have cooperated on a song. Participating, amongst others, are: Högl Fun Band, die Blechblosn (both Weinzelt), die Cagey Strings (Hackerzelt), die Münchner Zwietracht (Marstall), Gerry & Gary and their Hüttngaudi (Käfer Wies ́n-Schänke), the Derbys, the Wuidara Pistols, the Rockaholixs Buam (all Bratwurst), Take Five (Winzerer Fähndl), Flat Out (Mohrenkopf), 4 Munixx (Kaiserschmarrn), the 089 Band (Kaiserschmarrn) and Otto Staniloi (saxophone player for Munich legends Spider Murphy Gang). They have named themselves Wiesn-Allstars. The song is entitled “Auf da Wiesn” (At da Wiesn). Music and lyrics come from Mani Gruber (57) and Erhard Haslinger (54), bild.de reports today, August 10, 2016. Enjoy.