Rock superstars Oasis, U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to whip a Leeds market town into a frenzy this summer – with a twist.
Internationally acclaimed tribute bands Oasish, New 2 and The Really Hot Chili Peppers have been announced as the headliners for the Otley Fake Festival.
Thousands of music fans are expected to descend on Wharfemeadows Park to watch dozens of local rock bands and tribute acts take to the stage on June 1.
The popular festival is celebrating its third birthday this year and organisers hope this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Iain Angus, licensee of Otley Fake Festival, headlined last year with his tribute to legendary rockers The Foo Fighters with his band Four Fighters.
He said: “I’ve been involved with Fake Festivals for a number of years, both on and off stage.
“Last year I decided to take a punt and run my own Fake Festival under the licensing system in Skipton, in North Yorkshire.
“It was a lot of hard work but very rewarding, and we had over 1,000 people in the marquee on the day. When Fake Festivals approached me to take over the licence for Otley Fake Festivals, it was pretty much a no brainer for me, as I’ve seen how successful they are, and I also know Otley extremely well, being from the area myself.
“I’m still running Skipton as well later on in the year, and we have an incredible line up.”
Founder of Fake Festivals Jez Lee added: “Every year the tour just seems to go from strength to strength, and because of the huge success of the licensing system, more parts of the country are able to experience Fake Festivals, with festival goers wanting to put on their very own.”
Visit the festival’s website at: www.fakefestivals.co.uk