Oasis, Blondie and Foo Fighters line up for Saturday’s Fake Festival - well almost!

Blondied - appearing at this weekend's Fake Festival in Sandall Park.
Blondied - appearing at this weekend's Fake Festival in Sandall Park.

Fake Festivals is back at Sandall Park this Saturday - bigger and better than ever!

Thanks to the biggest Fake Festivals Tour to date due to take place this summer, 2011 should see more towns than ever throughout Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, be able to experience festival fever right on their doorstep.

And things kick off in Sandall Park on Saturday with tributes to Oasis, Blondie and Foo Fighters - ensuring a day of great music for all.

With more dates and performances from some of the best tribute bands in the world, it’s the perfect destination for your festival fix – enjoy all the atmosphere of a festival minus the two hundred mile round trip in a car buckling under camping gear and monsoon friendly clothing!

Featuring celebrated acts from previous tours including Coldplace, Antarctic Monkeys and Oasish, it’s a festival that can make a guarantee like no other – the British weather can’t ruin it!

Each one is held inside a marquee (no juggling with your brolly and pint of lager whilst rain drips down your nose here) with the bands taking to a main stage boasting a state of the art sound and lighting system. To capture that real festival vibe, there’s also a secured area with a variety of food stalls, face painting and other activities such as surfing.

“With this year seeing extra Fake Festival dates happening in Worksop, Otley, Barnsley, Rotherham and Thorne, the 2011 tour’s shaping up to be the biggest and best yet,” explains Jez Lee, founder of the event.

“The idea of Fake Festivals was always to bring that authentic festival feeling to your home town instead of having to travel hundreds of miles and pay hundreds of pounds to experience it,” he continues. “Our bands not only sound like the real thing, but also give such a good performance that you may as well be watching the real band themselves – the only difference with our festival is that the beer prices stay the same!”

Shane Crofts from Coldplace agrees: “This will be our fifth year touring with Fake Festivals and we have seen it grow and grow. Each year it just gets better and better – the crowds are bigger and the atmosphere is always electric. It’s a special gig for us, each and every one we play.”

This year though not only can you get to see lookalike bands who sound amazing, but you may just also get the chance to become a lookalike yourself thanks to a competition run by the Fake Faces agency.

To enter, simply make sure you’re at the festival before 2pm dressed as a lookalike, complete an application form and have some photos taken. A photographer will then choose the best entry and the winner will not only be taken onto the agency’s books, but also grab themselves free drinks for the rest of the festival.

“Matt Durkin found fame on Britain’s Got talent mimicking Harry Hill last year, thanks to Fake Faces discovering him at a Fake Festival,” explains Jez. “Who knows who we’ll find this year? One thing’s for sure, someone at each festival is going to come to watch a tribute act and may well end up leaving as one!”

For further information about the festivals and to order early bird tickets, please visit www.fakefestivals.co.uk

Sandall Park Fake Festival’s line-up this year includes Blondied, Oasish and Four Fighters.