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What's On: Music fans set to flock to Gloucester Fake Festival

Where: Gloucester Park

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017

A touring tribute festival celebrating the music of Oasis, Blondie and Queen is coming to Gloucester for the first time this weekend.

Gloucester Fake Festival opens at Gloucester Park on Saturday from midday, with three world-class tribute acts - Blondied, Oasish and Queen tribute Flash - along with five local support bands  including Deja Vudou, 4th Street, The Bridge, Knebakeye Alley and The Hush.

Organiser Rachel Whittaker said: "I have family and friends in the Gloucester area, so I know there has been a call for more events to be put on for music fans and Gloucester Park was the obvious place because of its great location.

"Hopefully it will create a buzz amongst the community and give music fans a great day out without having to travel very far. My aim is that it will become an annual event that local people can look forward to.

"Fake Festivals always have a brilliant atmosphere and we have a great first line-up for Gloucester, as leading tributes to Queen, Oasis and Blondie take to the stage. It's also a unique opportunity for local bands to perform to a festival crowd and for them to engage with people from their local area who might not have previously seen them."

The Hush will be opening the festival and Deja Vudou will be warming up the stage for the main tributes, with their 80s arena-rock covers set. 4th Street list the Stereophonics and Snow Patrol among their influences and have supported some top UK bands in the past few years. 

The Bridge are 15 years into their journey and much sought after throughout the area.

Drummer Mark Millward said: "We started to play festivals last year and thoroughly enjoyed doing so.

"It's a wonderful experience because everyone who has made an effort to go loves music, and it is very rewarding playing to appreciative crowds."

Speaking about the tour, Fake Festivals owner Jez Lee added: "We are very proud to be the UK's only touring tribute festival, supporting some of the UK's best tribute acts and local homegrown talent.

"2017 also sees some new additions to the tribute line-up. We remain committed to bringing live music into the heart of communities where local people can enjoy a day out in their local park with friends and family for a great day of fun at an affordable cost."

Advanced tickets are still available today, Friday, and cost £21 for adults, £12.50 for young people (10-17 years) and £53 for a family of two adults and two children. Children under nine go free.

To book, visit https://www.fakefestivals.co.uk/2017/Gloucester.html 

Tickets on the gate tomorrow cost £25 for adults and £15 for young people.

To find out more about great upcoming events and attractions, visit our What's On  section every day. 

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