Lucky five join up for Fake Festival

Five lucky local bands are looking forward to taking to the stage with the headline acts at this year's Halifax Fake Festival.

Friday, 15th July 2016, 12:27 pm
Updated Friday, 15th July 2016, 1:29 pm

Lining up with top tribute bands to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen and Blondie will be five up-and-coming outfits who have been picked for their professionalism and originality.

Delicious Biscuits from Halifax and Minus Eight from Hebden Bridge will join indie punk band The Square Melons, Bad Asteroids and covers singer Robbie Miller to warm up the stage for the main tributes.

Danni Saxton, licensee for Halifax Fake Festival, said: “It is a lengthy task selecting support bands for the festivals and support submissions started rolling in from last September. There is no set criteria for choosing the artists, we just have a listen to them, check out their social media and decide if their sound is right for our event.”

This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of Fake Festivals and will be headlined by Flash, The Really Hot Chili Peppers and Blondied.

Halifax Fake Festival runs from 12.30pm to 11pm with the bands in action from 1pm. There will be a bar and food will be available.

Tickets are available from Halifax Visitor Centre in the Central Library today, Friday, or from

They may also be available on the door on the day.