A fake Freddie and Kasabian copycats star in York’s tribute band festival

Steamy stuff… the Really Hot Chili Peppers
24 May 2016 @ 8.52 pm
| Entertainment

Prepare to see the likes of Queen, Kasabian and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in York – or at least a very good approximation.

Knavesmire, York

Sat May 28 @ 12.30pm-11pm


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On Saturday (May 28) the York Fake Festival will return after its 2015 success with a trio of top-drawer tribute bands.

At this family friendly event you can watch the headliners, supported by many local bands, play in a day-long festival that guarantees you will be singing, dancing and partying until the late evening.

The day begins with the likes of Laura Kindelan, Faux Pas, The Blueprints, Stonewater and A Joker’s Rage entertaining the crowds.

Then it’s time for the big three.

Really Hot Chili Peppers

Taking to the stage at 6.15pm this Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute have toured the UK, Europe and Asia for years, honing down all the hits.

Jez Lee, who runs the Fake Festival, said:

The Really Hot Chili Peppers are the best musicians we have on the circuit and are really worth seeing.


Kazabian formed in 2009 and have performed over 300 shows with hits from all five albums. They have played with Olly Murs, Pendulum and Ocean Colour Scene on stage and featured on NME TV, and hit the York stage at 8pm.

In an NME article, Kasabian on Kazabian, frontman Tom Meighan said:

They’re so good. When they first came out someone told me about them and I went on their website to check them out. I was like ‘Oh my god!’- they’d mimicked everything perfectly.

Flash: A tribute to Queen

Finally, at 9.45pm, Flash bring Freddie and his band back to life.

Billed as ‘the world’s most authentic live Queen tribute band’ they tour internationally and have been seen on BBC show The One and Only, presented by Graham Norton.