Fake festival pays tribute to top stars

Shane Crofts, of Coldplay tribute Coldplace, who are performing at the Sheffield Fake Festival in June 2013
Shane Crofts, of Coldplay tribute Coldplace, who are performing at the Sheffield Fake Festival in June 2013
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Music fans are set to flock to hear the sounds of their idols – as top tribute bands are lined up to perform at a Sheffield festival.

Tickets are now on sale for the Sheffield Fake Festival, which takes place at Hillsborough Park on Saturday, June 22.

Acts set to perform include Coldplay tribute Coldplace, The Complete Stone Roses and Kings of Lyon, a tribute to American rockers Kings of Leon.

Tori Aldridge, festival spokeswoman, said: “This will be the first year Sheffield is on the Fake Festivals tour and we’re really excited about it.

“Sheffield is well known for live music, plus our sound team, Black Magic Audio, is from Sheffield too.”

More than 1,000 people are expected to flock to the event, which will also feature up-and coming-local artists, face painting, a bucking bronco, a bungee run and a bouncy castle.

Early-bird tickets, priced £15 for adults and £7.50 for youngsters aged 10 to 17, are on sale until Wednesday, May 22, before the price rises to £17.50 for adults and £10 for youngsters. Entry is free for children under 10

Jez Lee, Fake Festivals organiser and founder, said: “Where else can you go and see three internationally-acclaimed bands, plus five support bands for under £20, plus get up close to them?”

“With festival ticket prices constantly going up each year, I’m really pleased we can keep our prices low and offer early birds, which are such good value.”

n For details and to order tickets, visit Fake Festivals