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Fake festival is real


1:33pm 6th May 2011

Head down to Selby Fake Festival on Saturday 7th May at The Bowling Green for their very own introducing stage, with some of the hottest new and emerging talent in the region.

This year, Selby Fake Festival will be showcasing some of the most exciting artists in the region who will no doubt be taking the music industry by storm in the future.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to see a hand-picked selection of these artists from 12.30pm.

Jez Lee who is an organiser says:

“We feel that Fake Festivals is the perfect platform for unsigned artists to showcase their talent in front of a friendly local crowd.

“We provide them with a main stage area and an amazing sound and lighting system for their performance, something unsigned artists do not normally have the chance of.

“Being a festival organization, we like to encourage local artists to get involved with Fake Festivals as the support acts to the main tribute bands. We understand how difficult it is nowadays for new artists to make it in the industry, so we wanted to provide a platform for them in their own regional area where we can help them gain further exposure.”

The support artists performing at this year’s Selby Fake Festival are:

Vinnie and The Stars, an original band from East Yorkshire who have already created a buzz in the music industry with the release of their debut single that has been played on both local and national radio stations. They will be delighting their fans with a mix of their original music which is a blend of blues, funk and hip-hop with jazz and ska undertones, and a few covers thrown in.

Dirty Rogues is an original five piece band from Goole and Howden, who have been gigging constantly to successfully increase their fanbase. They have a great set list, and their influences stem from 1950’s to present day rock n roll, so expect some truly amazing performances from these guys.

Solitude is another band from Selby itself. They are an experienced rock outfit with a shared passion for rekindling the all but extinguished flame of the 1970’s, and reinventing its merits for the generation of today. They also have been performing around the country, enabling them to give spectacular performances.

Rhodes is a four piece band from Goole who have also featured on local and national radio stations and performed all around the UK. They started out as a group of friends who wanted to make music, and now have a solid fanbase and a good list of gigs under their belts.

Psychobabylon is a born and bred Selby band who are looking forwards to the opportunity to playing on the main stage at the festival, showing their fans truly what they are made of. As an original band, they will be ripping up the marquee with their finely tuned riffs and lyrics, getting the festival started with a bang.

Jez contiues:

“You just never know who’s going to turn up to a Fake Festival,” 

“We’ve had professional from the music industry come along to check out the unsigned artists, the news editor of NME magazine, plus scouts from various record labels and venues come and check them out. So the support artists need to ensure they put on the best performance they can as you just don’t know who will be in the crowd.”

As well as the supports, the festival will see the tribute acts to Coldplay, Kings of Leon and the Arctic Monkeys headline the festival.

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