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Oasish and Space Cowboy among tribute acts gathering for South Shields Fake Festival

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

A TRIO of tribute acts will be bringing top tunes by big names to a bank holiday gig in South Tyneside.

Fake Festivals is bringing tributes to Jamiroquai, the Killers and Oasis to Bents Park, South Shields, on Saturday, August 29.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

“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.

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

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, licensee for South Shields Fake Festival

“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.”

Early-bird tickets for the festival are on sale until July 29 at £15 for adults, £8 for those aged 10 to 17, and £38 for a family of two adults and two young people. Children aged up to nine go free. To book, go to www.fakefestivals.co.uk

n We’ve got a pair of adult tickets to give away for the gig. To be in with a chance of winning, just tell us the name of the Oasis tribute act playing the festival.

Fill out the coupon below and send it to: Vicki Newman, Fake Festivals, Shields Gazette, 2nd floor, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, DH4 5RA, to arrive by Monday.

Twitter: @ShieldsGazVicki

“We are delighted to be hosting the event, which will feature fantastic tributes to some of the biggest bands in the music industry.