Full line-up released for return of South Shields Fake Festival

Michelle Hendricks in Blondied.

Michelle Hendricks in Blondied.

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A festival paying tribute to some of music’s biggest names is just weeks away.

The South Shields Fake Festival comes to the town’s Bents Park on Saturday, August 27.

A full line-up has been released as the countdown to the gig, at the Sea Road park, continues.

Doors will open at 12.30pm, with Crying Lions taking to the stage at 1.15pm.

They’ll be followed by Born Villains at 2.05pm and Outlander at 3.05pm.

The Middens will take to the stage at 4.05pm, with Stone Roses tribute, The Total Stone Roses up at 5.15pm.

The penultimate performance will come from Blondie tribute, Blondied, at 7pm, and Kasabian tribute band, Kazabian, will kick off the festival’s closing set at 8.45pm.

Bec Evans, licensee for the event, said: “The atmosphere last year was brilliant in South Shields, it was one of the best Fake Festivals we’ve ever done so we’re really looking forward to coming back later this month.

“These really are top tribute bands that play all over the UK, Europe and even places like Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so that’s what sets us apart from other events.”

We’ve got two pairs of adult tickets to give away for the gig. To be in with a chance of winning, tell us the name of Blondie’s lead singer. Send your answer, along with your name and contact details to vicki.newman@jpress.co.uk

Tickets booked before August 26 cost £19 for adults, £10 for those aged 10 to 17, and £48 for a family. Children and carers accompanying a cared-for person with a ticket enter for free.

Tickets on the door will be more expensive. To book, go to www.fakefestivals.co.uk