Fake Festival brings top tribute acts to Chesterfield

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Frank Farcas from New2U2

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Top tribute acts will be performing in Chesterfield as the UK’s only touring festival of its kind hits town for the first time.

Fake Festival kicks off at the Stand Road recreation ground on Saturday, June 25, when eight acts will turn up the heat.

World-class tributes to Queen, Oasis and U2 will hit the stage in the form of the bands FLASH, Oasish and New 2.

They will be supported by Derbyshire bands The Nameless, Stand Amongst Giants, Spitfire, Trinity Road and Crackin’ Right Foot.

George Thomas, licensee for the event, said: “I’ve always been a huge music fan, and my wife and I have helped out family members at previous Fake Festivals, so we are familiar with the set-up. The opportunity came along for me to run my own festival, and I jumped at the chance.”

“Fake Festivals is pretty well represented in the north of the UK, but Chesterfield seemed to represent a gap in the market, hence why we chose to put a festival on for the local community.

“We hope everyone will embrace it, and come along and have a great day.”

George is hoping that the Chesterfield Fake Festival will become an annual live music event that is suitable for all ages and families and will benefit the community.

He said: “It will give Chesterfield a chance to experience live outside music from some of the top tribute bands in the UK.”

There will be the main bar inside the marquee, and a variety of food and entertainment stalls in the outside arena.

Jez Lee, owner of Fake Festivals, said: “It’s hard to believe that Fake Festivals started out in a small Lincolnshire village ten years ago, and now tours around the UK.I can clearly remember the day, and never imagined it would take off like it has.

Discounted tickets are on sale until May 25, priced at £16.50 (adult), £9 (young person, ten to 17 years), £42 ( family, two adults and two young persons), available from www.fakefestivals.co.uk. Tickets are also on sale at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square and The Healthy Living Centre in Staveley.