Tributes to The Killers, Guns n Roses and Kings of Leon to play city festival

The Killers tribute
The Killers tribute

ARE you ready to rock?!

Tributes to The Killers, Guns N Roses, Kings of Leon, Muse, The Jam and Depeche Mode will play Mayflower Park this weekend.

Fake Festival returns to Southampton on Saturday (May 14) following a two-year Covid-induced hiatus.

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A giant marquee, with room for 2,000 revellers and a sunroof, makes the event completely weatherproof.

Each of the acts, who look, sound and move like the real rock stars, will perform a 75-minute set featuring some of the greatest hits of the original act between around midday and 10pm.

So festival-goers can expect to party to classic tracks like Paradise City, Mr Brightside, Sex on Fire, Sweet Child o' Mine and Somebody Told Me long into the evening.

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Anyone who has had a long wait to see Brandon Flowers and co from American rockers The Killers in Southampton might like to use the gig as a warm-up for their hotly anticipated St Mary’s Stadium date later this month.

Crowds at Fake Festival can also expect a licensed bar, food outlets, face painting, merchandise stalls and children’s rides and inflatables.

Gavin Felvus performs as Axl Rose in the tribute act Guns 2 Roses and has played alongside and partied with several members of the original band who have often given the tribute act their seal of approval over the last two decades.

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He told the Daily Echo: “We’ve toured all over the world during our 20 years doing this and we love coming to Southampton. We can’t wait for Fake Festival or our date back at The Brook on August 27.

“You get the full package, a real visual experience just like seeing the band live. We are all just as much actors as musicians. Expect brilliant lookalike, soundalike and actalike performances.

“Plus it’s great value. For a ticket to see each of those bands live, you’re talking £1,000.”

Tickets for the event, priced £37 for adults and £30 for ten to 17-year-olds, are available by visiting . Younger children are admitted free when accompanying a paying adult.

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