"The ticket holders are requested to keep hold of their tickets for the event, and the company will inform all ticket holders of the procedure for claiming a refund as soon as possible."
A statement from OktoberFest London:— OktoberFest London (@OktoberFestLDN)
It followed chaos at the festival's opening last night as long queues formed to get in.
The announcement sparked anger online, with Twitter users saying the inevitable "you can't organise a p*** up in a brewery":
@TobaccoDockLon @OktoberFestLDN you've literally failed at organising a piss up in a brewery!— Matt Hallett (@mallett1991)
@TobaccoDockLon @OktoberFestLDN Identified last night? Half my industry is due to be there in 15 mins. I'M WEARING LEDERHOSEN IN THE OFFICE.— DanielleThorsteinson (@DanielleJolee)
@TobaccoDockLon @OktoberFestLDN any chance of a free beer for the local residents who had to put up with that farce of a queue last night?— Ben Tomkins (@btomkins)
A news interviewer just asked two grown men wearing lederhosen in public if they were disappointed Oktoberfest London has been cancelled— Ash Warner (@AlsBoy)
Meanwhile, another entirely unrelated event, also called the London Oktoberfest, will still go ahead as planned in Millwall Park in Canary Wharf.