Fake Festival to bring real boost to Perth music fans

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The Antartic Monkeys.

A fake festival featuring acts like David Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys could help soften the blow for music fans still mourning the loss of this summer’s T in the Park.

Organisers behind the country’s only touring tribute show have confirmed they will return to Perth this summer, after a hugely successful inaugural visit in 2016.

The South Inch extravaganza will be headlined by tribute acts the Antartic Monkeys, Aladinsane and the Fillers, a homage to the Killers.

The day-long event, on Saturday, May 20, will also include five local support bands.

David Bowie tribute Aladdinsane© Supplied
David Bowie tribute Aladdinsane

Perth Fake Festival organiser Ian Brittain said: “The first festival in Perth was a great success, breaking records for how quickly it sold out.

“I’m pleased to say we’re coming back with an equally strong line-up for this year.”

About 2,000 people attended the city’s first Fake Festival with headline acts Oasish, Coldplace and Queen tribute act Flash.

* For more on this story see Saturday’s Perth edition of The Courier, also available as a digital edition.