What’s a Fake Festival?

Bjorn Again

BBC News reported on why more music fans are tuning in to fake festivals.

So, what’s a fake festival? A festival featuring tribute acts.

While tickets to festivals featuring the original music acts may be harder to get, the big draw for fake festivals is “price and accessibility,” Neil Tomlinson from the Entertainment Agents’ Association told BBC News.

Some of these fake festivals feature camping, glamping, food stalls and face painting.

“Given that a lot of our musical heroes are no longer with us, they’ll be more tribute festivals in the future,” Rod Stephens, co-founder of Bjorn Again, told BBC News. “People want that live experience, they want to see and feel what it’s like to watch The Beatles or Pink Floyd up on stage.”

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