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Fake Festivals comes to Shrewsbury for the 10th Anniversary tour

The UK’s only touring tribute festival is coming to Shrewsbury for the first time this summer, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. All the fun kicks off at the Quarry Park on Saturday, 27th August, with three major tribute acts and five local support bands, who will be turning up the heat this summer.

Shrewsbury Fake Festival is a brand new date on the Fake Festivals tour, and licensees Andrew Chapman and John Holden are excited to be part it.

“I have been involved with Fake Festivals for a number of years now as part of the tribute band Flash, a tribute to Queen,” explains John. “I have always been a huge fan of the festival and there is always a great crowd. After looking into the licensee opportunity further, I decided it was a great opportunity to bring a live music festival to my hometown of Shrewsbury, which enables everyone to come and enjoy the party.”

“I love the Fake Festivals concept, as it is an affordable community live music event, with no hidden costs, and a great day out for everyone, not just young festival goers. The tribute bands we have are excellent and really get the crowd going so everyone feels part of the show. I can’t wait for Shrewsbury’s first Fake Festival, and tickets sales are already soaring.”

2016 will see world-class tributes to Queen, Foo Fighters and The Jam hit the stage at the Quarry Park, along with five lucky local support bands. 

The 10th-anniversary celebrations will be going on all day and night, and there will be the main bar inside the marquee, and a variety of food and entertainment stalls in the outside arena.

“It’s hard to believe that Fake Festivals started out in a small Lincolnshire village ten years ago, and now tours around the UK,” says Jez Lee, owner of Fake Festivals. “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.”

Discounted early bird tickets are already on sale until 27th July from the Fake Festivals website and are priced as follows:

    Adult £16.50
    Young Person (10-17 years) £9.00
    Family (2 Adults, 2 Young Persons) £41.00
    Under 10’s are FREE

The Big Fake Festival takes place again this year at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire from 2nd to 4th September, where all of the twenty tribute bands will be performing. Due to this event hitting maximum capacity last summer, ticket sales have had to be limited to 3,000 for 2016, so grab your tickets to this end of season finale quickly. Details on how to claim your tickets are on the Fake Festivals website. If you have a ticket to Shrewsbury Fake Festival, just enter your ticket code when you book to receive 50% off.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the celebrations and grab your tickets now to what will be a fantastic day of live music and entertainment for all ages.

For more information and ticket sales, please visit the Fake Festival website.