The bands may be fake, but the entertainment’s real. Tribute acts who emulate the likes of The Killers, Kings of Leon and Coldplay are fine-tuning their instruments to play the Fake Festival on the banks of the River Wear.
It will be the first time Riverside Park, in Chester-le-Street, has played host to the national event, which is now in its seventh year.
Tribute acts The Fillers, Coldplace and Kings of Lyon are among those who will take to the stage on August 3, in a huge marquee on the grounds.
Jez Lee, founder of Fake Festivals, said: “With more places getting to enjoy some great live music, courtesy of a festival rolling up right on their doorstep and some incredible new tribute acts lined up, such as The Total Stone Roses, this year’s tour is already shaping up to be one of the best yet.”
Trevor Hurley, aka Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Fillers, said: “With an explosive new album, we’re happy to announce that we’re bringing the new sounds of The Killers to our stage sets for the 2013 tour.
“Since last year’s Fake Festivals tour, we’ve been gigging around the UK and America with The Killers set and were fortunate enough to be their guests on part of their UK tour.”
l Early-bird tickets, bought before July 3, are £15 for adults or £8 for 10 to 17-year-olds.
Family tickets are £38. Tickets bought after July 4 are £18 for adults, £10 for young person or £46 for a family ticket from www.fakefestivals.co.uk and Riverside Sports Pavillion, Riverside South, Chester-le-Street.