Bringing genuine talent to Fake Festival 2016

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This year marks the first Perth Fake Festival and five local support artists have been selected to take to the stage next month.

Josef Lawrence and The Hypocrites, Covernote, The Purple Felts, Stop The Rain and Red Pine Timber Company have all been hand-picked by to perform on the main stage at this year’s event, alongside a host of tribute bands including Queen tribute Flash.

Iain Brittain, Festival licensee, said: “It is a lengthy task selecting support bands for the festivals, and support submissions started rolling in from September last year.

“We are very fortunate to receive hundreds of applications to perform on our main stage. There is no set criteria for choosing the artists, we just have a listen to them and then decide if their sound is right for our event.

“We feel we get the right balance of original and covers artists which mixes the day up, and also gives up and coming bands a chance to showcase their music.”

Red Pine Timber Company will be warming up the stage for the main tributes, with their lively mix of songs. As Perth’s premier Americana band, they will be performing a great selection of classic country, Americana, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues covers, along with their own Americana influenced original material.

Stop The Rain are a young Scottish indie and blues rock band. With exciting new music and an energetic live performance to match their tender ages, these guys will be performing their own music as well as a few covers thrown in.

The Purple Felts are a fun and quirky band from Perth. They will be performing an entertaining set of their own original material, and a selection of covers in their own high energy ska funk style, including artists such as Rage Against The Machine, Pendulum ad The Prodigy. Get you dancing shoes ready!

Also from Perth, Covernote are a semi acoustic three piece, who will be performing a wide variety of covers from Stereophonics, Snow Patrol, Ben Howard, Oasis, The Jam and George Ezra to name just a few. Make sure your singing voices are in order.

Opening the very first Perth Fake Festival is Josef Lawrence & The Hypocrites. They will be getting you in the festival mood from the word go, with songs from The Buzzcocks, James Bay and The Beatles to name a few.

Perth Fake Festival takes place on Saturday, May 14. For tickets and full line up, click here fake festivals