Leading tribute acts are set to rock returning festival

Fake Festival - Dean Reynolds of Antarctic Monkeys. Picture: Allan McKenzie
Fake Festival - Dean Reynolds of Antarctic Monkeys. Picture: Allan McKenzie
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Tributes to music legends – including Sheffield’s own Arctic Monkeys – are set to take to the stage in South Yorkshire.

Fake Festivals has announced a return to Sandall Park in Doncaster this year, featuring the Antarctic Monkeys, Oasisish and The Fillers.

A spokesman for the touring festival said: “Once again, the UK’s only touring tribute festival will be coming to Doncaster as Sandall Park Fake Festival plays host to an amazing line-up of local support bands and headlining tribute bands.

“Tributes to The Killers, Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys will be smashing up the main stage, bringing the festival spirit with their uncanny likeness and voices.”

Chris Webster, Sandall Park Fake Festival license holder, said: “We were overwhelmed last year as the festival sold out again.

“Sandall Park is always a great festival, and is increasing in popularity year on year as word is spreading about the fun to be had at a Fake Festivals.

“Early sales are ahead of last year’s and we’re incredibly excited about our show in 2015.

“We’ve been working tirelessly all year to scout and confirm five super talented local bands to support our debuting tributes and we’re pretty sure you’ll all be blown away with the quality of music we’ll be showcasing.”

However, after two years at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, the tour is missing out the Steel City this summer.

Tori Oldridge, for Fake Festivals, said: “We are indeed taking a break from Sheffield this year, but will definitely be back as the Sheffield crowds are great fun and create a fabulous atmosphere.”

Sandall Park Fake Festival is on Saturday, May 9.

Early-bird tickets on sale until next Thursday, April 9, priced £16.50 for adults and £8.50 for youngsters aged 10 to 17 – children under 10 go free.

Mr Webster said: “The whole essence of a Fake Festival is to bring an incredible festival vibe to the heart of thriving communities, while at the same time supporting other local businesses and traders.

“Our plan is to make the experience accessible to everyone in the region by having annual festivals in safe and easy to get to areas.”

“This festival is always sold out, so I would urge people to buy tickets early.

“Not only will this guarantee you entry, but it will also save you some pennies if you buy at the early bird price.”

n For tickets and more details, visit www.fakefestivals.co.uk