Familiar faces to play at Halifax Fake Festival

FAKING IT Oasish frontman Paul Higginson.
FAKING IT Oasish frontman Paul Higginson.

Penniless music fans can enjoy festival headlining bands for a fraction of the cost at a new tribute band showcase.

The Halifax Fake Festival will gather alternative versions of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters for a one day event at Manor Heath Park on Saturday July 12.

License holder Danni Saxton said: “The atmosphere is always electric at Fake Festivals, and this one will be no different.

“It’s a great opportunity to see some of your favourite bands without the high price tag or having to travel too far.

“We’re really excited to be coming to Halifax.

“Not only will festival-goers be able to see their favourite bands perform, but they will also have a chance to meet them as they wander around the marquee.

“Fake Festivals really does get you closer to the music and the people.”

The headliners will be Oasish, Four Fighters and Antarctic Monkeys, with support from local bands Tempus, You Had Me at Hello, Bad Asteroids, Under the Gun and The Surge.

Oasish frontman Paul Higginson said the band were excited to play the first Halifax event.

“We’re ready to come and rock you, and we want you all down the front singing along with us,” he said. “Expect to hear the Oasis anthems plus some banter along the way.”

Tickets for the day are £20 for adults, £10 for young people aged 10-17 and £50 for a family ticket, with children under nine getting in for free.

Anyone who goes to a local Fake Festival at any site in the country also gets free entry to the Big Fake Festival.

The three day event in Nottingham starts on September 5 and include 18 tribute acts.

Buy tickets from www.fakefestivals.co.uk or by calling 0800 652 2852.