Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds

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One of my summer traditions now is attending the Fake Festival tour. This year me, Ellie and my friends went to the Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds stop one sunny Saturday.

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds – What is it?

Fake Festival tours the UK over the summer stopping off in different towns for a Saturday day and night mini festival. Finally, at the start of September they then have a 3 day Big Fake Festival in Nottinghamshire. All of the headline bands that perform along the tour and at the Big Fake Festival are tribute bands. The support bands whilst touring are local bands, that typically play cover songs.

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds and all the other tour dates and Big weekend is under a huge, white big top tent. The bar is inside the tent and food stalls are outside. So it doesn’t matter what the weather is like as you are in the shelter all day. (Always good for a festival here in the UK!)

Now, this is terrible to admit but, I can’t actually remember how much the tickets were *face palm*! They were about £15 each though.

Fake Festival runs a token bar which works really well. A booth sells tokens, which are £3.50 each. A token gets one alcoholic drink or two soft drinks. Because of this queues at the bar are always short and move really quickly.

The festival is very family friendly. Not only are kids are welcome there are stalls and fair rides for them too. As Ellie is a teenager I’m more than happy for her to come along with me and my friends. She obviously doesn’t run around and is wise enough to keep away from people who might have had a bit too much to drink by the end of the night.

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds – The bands

The line up for Fake Festival at Rounday Park Leeds was really good. The tribute bands were all bands I love and have seen before (the real bands I mean!).

First up is Guns 2 Roses, and Guns n Roses tribute band. They perform all the classic GnR songs that everyone knows and really look like the band too.

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds Guns 2 Roses


Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds Guns 2 Roses

Next is The Fillers who are a The Killers tribute band. They really are a brilliant tribute band, they look the part and really do sound like The Killers. Again all the favourite songs were performed. Seeing The Fillers makes me remember how much I love The Killers and I’m massively regretting not buying tickets for their upcoming tour!

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds The Fillers

And finally Oasish who are a tribute band for Oasis. They really were the highlight of the night. The band are amazing, they sound exactly like Oasis and even have all the same movements and mannerisms too. From a distance you really would believe you were seeing Oasis.

Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds Oasish


Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds – Final thoughts

The Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds is a really fun and different day out. The tickets are cheap, the bands are good and it’s all under cover so it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing.

I’m more than happy for Ellie to go and next year she will bring a friend and wander around it themselves.

If Fake Festival stops near you next summer I definitely recommend getting a ticket and going along. I will be heading back to the Leeds date and I’m quite tempted to try the full Big Fake Festival weekend too.

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34 comments on “Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds

    1. It is a nice change from the regular festivals. I love that it is just a day so I can go home to my comfy bed too. Hope you make it there one day.

    1. It’s crazy how much he looks like him isn’t it! If they are like Ellie I’m sure they would love it too x

  1. This sounds like such a fun day, especially as it’s focused on tribute bands! I actually visited Roundhay park for OnRoundhay Festival last year and I had a blast!

  2. This sounds like a really good festival! The token idea is genius!! Also I love that the tribute bands look so alike to the original!

  3. I just commented on another post about how I regret not spending more time at music festivals before we had our daughter! This sound like a fun festival and it is even child friendly?!? Perhaps just nees to put her earmuffs. The guy on gitarr looks like Slash in Gun n roses?😂

    1. Yes it’s definitely child friendly so take her along 🙂 He really did! It was quite scary how much he looks like him!

    1. It is a fab day out Star. I love the token idea, it cuts down the huge bar queues you usually get.

    1. It is such a fab day out. They do tour all over so there might be one even nearer to you than Leeds if it isn’t that easy for you to get to.

    1. It’s a brilliant concept isn’t it. At the moment it’s just in the UK, hopefully they move over to you soon!

  4. I really loved the name ‘Fake festival’ . I loved how they have copied the signature bands and made those funny names like Filler for Killer. Hope you have enjoyed well.

  5. This looks really fun! I’ve never heard of this festival (or fake one) before. Do you know where the name comes from?

  6. This looks like so much fun! I’ve never heard of this before but it looks amazing! Love the band name ‘Oasish’ ha. Would probably check this out if they ever do one near me 🙂

    1. They’re all funny names aren’t they haha. I hope you get to go to one near you soon Amanda 🙂

  7. Looks like fun times and memories with the girls! I love summer festivals and I love the concept of this one.

  8. I love the name, Fake Festival. I assume it would be an great event to attend. I haven’t been to a concert in the longest time! I hope the Fake Festival gets to set up an event near my area.

  9. I have to say I am not a huge fan of tribute bands but this festival does sound ace and it looks like you had an amazing time – I always think it’s about the company you spend the day with and if your with friends than tribute bands can be so much fun

    Laura x

    1. I’m not usually to be honest Laura, it’s definitely about the company and singing along to songs you know and love is always fun.

    1. It’s a brilliant name isn’t it! Ah if only you were closer Ana I’d invite you along next time, I’m sure we’d have a blast x

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