Doncaster Fake Festival is real treat

Around 1,000 music fans turned out to enjoy fun in the sun at a Doncaster festival featuring world-class tribute acts.

Thursday, 19th May 2016, 9:15 am
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2016, 10:16 am
Fake Festival at Sandall Park

The Sandall Park Fake Festival featured a rocking line-up of tribute acts to Queen, Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon headlining the annual event.

Flash, Kings of Lyon and Four Fighters all proved to be a big hit at the event, now in its 10th year.

Fake Festival at Sandall Park. Kings of Lyon. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

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The sun was shining as hordes of music fans turned out rocking their best festival outfits on the day.

As well as the headline acts, another five bands performed and fans were also able to enjoy the variety of food stands on offer and take part in games in a huge marquee.

Speaking about the event on May 7, Jez Lee, owner of Fake Festivals said: “Around 1,000 music fans turned out on the day.

“This year celebrates 10 years of Fake Festivals.

Fun in the sun at Fake Festival, Sandall Park

“It was a fabulous day of live music and celebrations, and it is always a popular date on the tour.

“It was a great way to kick off the summer, a fun-packed day with the music and bar in the huge marquee, and the entertainments arena just outside with a variety of food stands and games.”

Fake Festivals have proved to be a big hit since starting a decade ago.

Jez said: “It’s hard to believe that Fake Festivals started out in a small South Yorkshire village 10 years ago, and now tour around the UK.

Fake Festival at Sandall Park. Kings of Lyon. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

“I can clearly remember the day, and never imagined it would take off like it has.

“I’m really proud to be able to say we are the UK’s only touring tribute festival, and that we have kept it community-led too, and not sold out to commercial pressures that a lot of festivals experience nowadays.”

Festivals will be taking place across the region over the next few months including one at Endcliffe Park in Sheffield on Saturday.

The end of the Fake Festival season will be marked with The Big Fake Festival at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire from September 2 to 4.

Fun in the sun at Fake Festival, Sandall Park

All 20 tribute bands come together for the Thoresby Park event to perform across the weekend.

Due to the event hitting maximum capacity last summer, ticket sales have had to be limited to 3,000.

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