Park fes­ti­val’s un­real line-up is... not real!

South Wales Evening Post - - LETTERS - NINO WIL­LIAMS @ni­nomi­noli • 01792 545546 nino.wil­liams@me­di­awales.co.uk

IT’S a line-up to die for – and is on its way (sort of) to Sin­gle­ton Park.

Guns ‘n’ Roses, Bon Jovi, The Jam and Du­ran Du­ran are just some of the names on the bill for the event which will take place at the sea­side venue next sum­mer.

The Killers and Kasabian make up the rest of the bill.

If it sounds too good to be true, it’s be­cause it is – but it is per­haps the next best thing.

Billed as Swansea Fake Fes­ti­val, it fea­tures six of the coun­try’s most pop­u­lar trib­ute acts, which will be tour­ing around the UK.

So while there won’t be any sign of Paul Weller, Axl Rose, Jon Bon Jovi or Si­mon Le Bon, crowds will be en­ter­tained by the sights and sounds made fa­mous by the re­spec­tive su­per­groups.

Jez Lee, or­gan­iser of the Fake Fes­ti­val, said: “We’ve been do­ing this now for more than 12 years, and they are hugely pop­u­lar, for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons. It is value for money, be­cause if you are go­ing to see the real thing, par­tic­u­larly as a fam­ily it will cost you a huge amount of money. “But more im­por­tantly, the bands are re­ally, re­ally good. “They look like the real thing, sound like the real thing and move like the real thing. There is real at­ten­tion to de­tail.

“The amps and the gui­tars are ex­actly the same as the bands whose songs they are pe­form­ing.

“It also means peo­ple can get re­ally close, and they play hit af­ter hit af­ter hit.”

The all-day event takes place on Sat­ur­day, June 15, and fol­lows a suc­cess­ful his­tory of events staged at Sin­gle­ton Park.

This year the venue hosted BBC Mu­sic’s Big­gest Week­end, fea­tur­ing some of the world’s big­gest record­ing stars of the mo­ment, in­clud­ing Ed Sheeran and Tay­lor Swift.

The ca­pac­ity for the Fake Fes­ti­val will be con­sid­er­ably smaller, how­ever, at around 1,800 peo­ple.

Trib­ute acts will be per­form­ing hits from the likes of Bon Jovi, The Jam, Kasabian, The Killers and Guns ‘n’ Roses at Sin­gle­ton Park next sum­mer.

Pic­ture: Jonathan My­ers

Swansea’s Sin­gle­ton Park is set to host the Fake Fes­ti­val next sum­mer.

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