Harrogate's Stray to host rock music festival

Coming to Harrogate's Stray soon - The Stones top tribute act.
Coming to Harrogate's Stray soon - The Stones top tribute act.

The Stray in Harrogate is set to welcome thousands of rock music fans shortly.

The biggest-ever Harrogate Fake Festival is to take place in just over two week's time.

This year's line-up of top tribute bands has doubled in number from previous years, prompting organiser Lee Storey to pledge it will be the most exciting Harrogate Fake Festival to date.

Lee said: "The event is going great. It will be the biggest to date and more exciting than ever.

"We have doubled the amount of tribute bands for the day throughout the whole tour, giving people tribute band music for the whole day.

"The acts are professional ‘touring-grade’ tribute bands that put on a superb performance.

"They look, sound and move like the real rock-stars – you have to see them to believe it."

Taking place on Saturday, July 21 from noon to 11pm, the headliners include six of the UK's top tribute acts playing the classic hits of the following famous bands - Queen, Rolling Stones, The Jam, Kings of Leon, Oasis and U2.

Harrogate fans gear up for rock festival on The Stray

The day of live music will, as always, take place in the Fake Festivals' renowned fully-equipped giant marquee which contains the stage, PA and lighting system, as well as a quick serve bar.

Previous years at Harrogate Fake Festival have given a spotlight in the support slots on local bands such as Purple Mafia, Strangers in Paradise and The Superlatives.