Otley's fake festival offers an authentic thrill

First published in What's On

Rock fans will be able to see some of the biggest groups on the planet - if they squint a bit - in Otley this summer.

Acclaimed tribute bands The Fillers, Four Fighters and Kings of Lyon will headline a Fake Festival in Wharfemeadows Park on Saturday, June 2.

They will be supported by five up-and-coming local groups at the show, which will take place inside a marquee fitted out with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system.

The Otley event, part of the 2012 Fake Festivals tour, will also feature food stalls, face painting, a bucking bronco, a bungee run and a bouncy castle.

Fake Festivals founder Jez Lee said: “The 2012 tour is the biggest to date and we’re delighted to be stopping off at Otley again.

“The idea was always to bring that authentic festival feeling to your hometown, instead of having to travel hundreds of miles and pay hundreds of pounds to experience it.

“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 is that our ticket prices are a fraction of the cost.”

Tickets are available from now until May 2 at an 'early bird' discounted rate of £15 for adults, £7.50 for ten to 17 year olds, and £35 for families of two adults and two children.

They are on sale at: Wharfe View Newsagents, in Bridge Street; Game Trading, in Westgate; and Wrenbeck News, in Wrenbeck Drive.

For more details visit www.fakefestivals.co.uk.

Last year's successful Fake Festival in Otley saw a headline performance from U2 imitators New2.

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