PHOTOS: Hundreds enjoy Fake Festival in Harborough

Oasish on stage at the Fake Festival in Market Harborough.
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Oasish on stage at the Fake Festival in Market Harborough. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

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More than 600 music-lovers enjoyed some of the world’s best cover bands at the Fake Festival in Market Harborough at the weekend.

The Saturday Festival, in a huge marquee on Symington’s Recreation Ground off St Mary’s Road, featured local bands as well as three top cover bands - Oasish, Coldplace and Queen cover band Flash.

Crowds flock to the Fake Festival on Symington's Rec.
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Crowds flock to the Fake Festival on Symington's Rec. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Lee Storey of Fake Festivals said Market Harborough was one of 36 towns the cover bands company was visiting this year, “from Southampoton to Perth”.

“Once people have seen us, they see what a good night this is. We hope to be back in Market Harborough next year.”

Local bands performing were The Hashtags, The Smarties, The Retro, Analogue Haze and The Regenerators.

Audience reaction on Saturday night was very good.

Coldplace perform at the Fake Festival.
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Coldplace perform at the Fake Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

“It’s been brilliant. The local bands were strong too” Adrian Goode from Wilbarston told the Mail.

“A bit under-populated, but good bands, very friendly - what Harborough’s been waiting for” said Lee Adams, from Market Harborough.

“I don’t think local people understood what a good night they have got here” said Cheryl Sawyer, from Market Harborough.

“We were here for 2pm and it’s been great, but maybe should have been advertised better” said Mo Jarosz from Market Harborough.

Steve Percival of the Regenerators during the Fake Festival.
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Steve Percival of the Regenerators during the Fake Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Smarties perform during the Fake Festival.
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Smarties perform during the Fake Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Arnold, Janes and Khan families get ready for the Fake Festival at Symington's Recreation ground.
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Arnold, Janes and Khan families get ready for the Fake Festival at Symington's Recreation ground. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Libby Langley, Stacey Savill and Wendy Savill having fun during the Fake Festival.
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Libby Langley, Stacey Savill and Wendy Savill having fun during the Fake Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Emily Shreeve 14 and Anna Lane 13 having fun at the Fake Festival.
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Emily Shreeve 14 and Anna Lane 13 having fun at the Fake Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Festival goers...Ella Green, Martin Green, Karen Hunter, Andy Leck, Jane Morris and Shaun Morris.
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Festival goers...Ella Green, Martin Green, Karen Hunter, Andy Leck, Jane Morris and Shaun Morris. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Anyetta and Andi Martin at Symington's Recreation ground.
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Anyetta and Andi Martin at Symington's Recreation ground. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Marie Sewell and Davina Hair.
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Marie Sewell and Davina Hair. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER