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Fake Festival heads to South Shields this weekend

The South Shields Fake Festival will feature Oasis tribute band Oasish. Frontman Paul Higginson.
The South Shields Fake Festival will feature Oasis tribute band Oasish. Frontman Paul Higginson.

South Shields is set to rock this weekend as a host of tribute acts comes to town.

The South Shields Fake Festival is at Bents Park tomorrow.

The gig is bringing tributes to Jamiroquai, the Killers and Oasis to the Sea Road venue.

The show kicks off at 12.30pm in a giant marquee and will run until 10.30pm.

The South Shields Fake Festival will be the last musical event of this year’s South Tyneside Summer Festival but it is not being run by South Tyneside Council events team.

It will feature Oasish, the Fillers and Space Cowboy, along with four local support bands.

The South Shields Fake Festival will feature The Killers tribute band The Fillers. Frontman Trevor Hurley.

The South Shields Fake Festival will feature The Killers tribute band The Fillers. Frontman Trevor Hurley.

Bec Evans, licensee for the event, said: “Following on from the success of other North East fake festivals in Tynemouth, Whickham and Chester-le-Street, we were very excited to be given the opportunity by South Tyneside Council to bring one of our events to Bents Park.

“Bents Park is a great venue with a history of delivering brilliant live music, and we have an awesome line-up of world-class tributes to build on that reputation.

“I believe South Shields and Bents Park will be a brilliant addition to the Fake Festivals’ calendar, and it will be a fantastic way to finish the summer.”

Coun John Anglin, chairman of the council’s events steering group, said: “Fake Festivals is a well-recognised national brand that holds live music events across the country.

Bents Park is a great venue with a history of delivering brilliant live music, and we have an awesome line-up of world-class tributes to build on that reputation.

Bec Evans, South Shields Fake Festival

“It is great that its organisers have chosen South Tyneside for one of its new locations on their 2015 tour.

“Events like this are a tremendous boost for tourism. They attract people from far and wide to visit the borough, in turn helping to support businesses and the local economy.

“It will be a brilliant addition to the programme of events, activities and entertainment taking place at South Shields seafront this summer.”

Tickets cost £18 in advance and £22 on the door for adults, £10 in advance or £15 on the door for people ages 10 to 17 or £46 for a family of two adults and two children. Under-nines go free. To book, go to www.fakefestivals.co.uk