WITH a line up boasting the best tributes to Coldplay, Muse and Kings of Leon, as well as local support acts, this year’s Skipton Fake Festival promises to have Aireville Park rocking.
“I ran my first Fake Festival in Skipton in 2012 and it was a roaring success,” said licence holder Iain Angius. “The locals loved it and I got a real buzz from it after all my hard work.
“This year we have something really special as we have Musest coming all the way from Holland to play. These guys are literally the best Muse tribute in the world, and we’re really honoured that they have agreed to travel over especially for this festival.”
Also performing at the event next Saturday, July 26 are Coldplace and Kings of Lyon.
And among the local talent showcasing their music prowess are Rosie, Acoustic TV, Kath and the Kicks, Down Reno and Revolt.
Iain said: “Choosing the support bands to perform at Fake Festivals is a long process and not a very easy one. We don’t just randomly pick a band, but we actually go to gigs to get an idea of how they would perform on our big stage, and also to assess their talent.”
Rosie will provide the warm up before Kings of Lyon take to the stage. It is an exciting young band that prides itself on producing hugely catchy tunes.
Bradford-based Acoustic TV will perform Terrorvision favourites in a stripped-back acoustic style while Leeds-based Kath and the Kicks will bringing rockabilly riffs and lush melodies to the audience’s ears.
Down Reno is a four-piece Americana pop band from Bradford which is renowned for its outstanding songwriting and on-point harmonies.
But first to take to the marquee stage will be Revolt who will open the festival just after 1pm with songs from Papa Roach, Metallica and Machine Head.
Tickets can be bought online at fakefestivals.co.uk or from Skipton Tourist Information, Fusion Games on Sackville Street, and Craven Swimming Pool.