Nearly 2000 people will hit the South Inch on Saturday when the UK’s only touring tribute festival visits Perth for the first time.
The sold out Perth Fake Festival is set to host a rocking line-up of tribute acts to Queen, Oasis and Coldplay.
Oasish, Coldplace and Queen tribute band Flash are all booked to headline as the touring festival celebrates its 10th anniversary year with an inaugural Perth concert.
As well as the headline acts, another five local bands will get their chance to hit the festival’s big stage and show the crowd what they’ve got.
As part of the afternoon showcase local bands Red Pine Timber Company, Stop the Rain, The Purple Felts, Covernote and Josef Lawrence and the Hypocrites will all play sets, with the music starting at 1.15pm.
At 6.15pm Coldplace will take to the stage, followed by Oasish at 8pm and then Flash will close proceedings from 9.45pm onwards.
Perth Fake Festival manager Lee Storey said: “We have a strong first year line-up for our first time here with three excellent headline acts.
“We wanted to put on real crowd pleasers to introduce Perth to the Fake Festival.”
Fake Festivals are the brainchild of 43-year-old Jez Lee, who staged the first one in the Lincolnshire town of Haxey in 2007.
The Fake Festival now tours the UK and more than 30 are being held this year across the country, with Perth, Irvine and Greenock the only three locations in Scotland.
Jez said. “I can clearly remember the day, and never imagined it would take off like it has.
“I’m really proud to be able to say we are the UK’s only touring tribute festival, and that we have kept it community-led to, and not sold out to commercial pressures that a lot of festivals experience nowadays.”
The event will be going on all day and night, with a main bar inside the marquee, and a variety of food stalls in the outside arena.
Lee added: “We have been well received wherever we have been and there is a real family friendly environment for people to enjoy.
“It was a natural progression to come to Scotland and I’m sure the people of Perth will have a great time.”